I was exploring with a client yesterday. We were talking about that task list thing, the being so busy issue, the constant measuring of WHAT we get done by WHEN.
And then we turned it upside down. The conversation moved into ‘who decided that everything has to be measured by WHEN?’ We humans have put an incredible emphasis on time. Did you complete all of your tasks by the end of the day? Did you graduate ‘on time?’ Did you get married by a certain age? And so on.
My client said, ‘what if we measure things by love instead?‘ Did we do the tasks with love, did we spread love in our interactions with people, did we choose to lead from love as we live this life?
I know – we all need to work with time. Things often have to be done in a certain time frame. However, WE make up many of our deadlines – it can be pretty arbitrary. Again, who decided that we measure so much of our lives by time? What would be different if you measured by love?
It got me thinking, to be sure.
MY CHALLENGE TO YOU
Flip your perspective. Drop the time measure for a day – measure by love or anything else that suits your fancy. Get out of the time constraint and into something more meaningful.