Just Thinking Blog

What Time Is It?
4/6/2020 12:00:01 AM by: C.L. Lawrence

        It’s time to think. Because of the “stay home” caused by the corona virus pandemic, there’s time now, perhaps, you didn’t have before. Don’t blow it! It’s time to examine your life on a deeper level. Look at where you are, who you are. Questions are always an excellent place to start. Ask yourself these questions:

  1. Do you like the person I have become? Yes or No
  2. Do I like my life?  Yes or No
  3. How did I get to this place?  Take some time to think about this one.
  4. What decisions did I make that created my “now” reality? 

        It’s important to take time to think about your answers. You may have additional questions, but don’t just ask the questions. Be bold enough to give yourself the answers. No one can do that except you.

        Ok, so, if conversation with yourself doesn’t feel so great, don’t despair. You have the power to change your life. The first place to start is with your thought life. If you change the way you think, you can change your life. That’s not a cliché. It probably won’t happen in a day or a week. We’re talking about your life. If you sincerely want change, then change takes time and you want it to take time. You want the right things to happen, in the right way, and in the right time.

        So, start with your thought life. Are you comfortable with being alone with yourself and your own thoughts? Understand how powerful your thoughts are. Your thoughts are what got you to where you are now. Your thoughts are what created who you are now. Sure, environment, socio-economic location, family, …, all of that matters. BUT, at the end of the day, beginning, and every moment in between, it all comes back to you. Whatever was – was. It’s now about what is.

        What kind of books do you read, TV shows do you like to watch? What is your entertainment of choice? Who are your friends and associates? How do these things influence your thinking and your decision making? They influence your thoughts and you act upon your thoughts. Your thoughts are the cause of every effect. You’ve heard it before. You create your own reality. You may not believe that’s true, but that doesn’t matter. The fact is, every effect has a precipitating cause that can be traced back to a single thought that then evolved into a set of thoughts.

        Let’s keep it simple for now. You could easily spend the next 30 days examining just the few things I mentioned and come up with things that directly effect the areas of change you want to make. This isn’t a bash yourself, blame yourself exercise. No. No. Quite the opposite. You’re probably familiar with the poem Invictus, by William Ernest Henley. Consider the last two lines:

I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

        Sit quietly with that thought for a few minutes. The title of this blog, “What Time is It?” seems to be an innocent, non-impactful question. Think again. The answer is:

It’s Time for You to Take Control of Your Life.

        If you’re following the “stay home” rules, then you have nothing more important to do with this time then to carve out a piece of it, look at your life, and lay out a plan to make the changes in your life you want to see.

        I would not leave you alone on this. Just below is an open invitation to join me in my (free) live video conference on Tuesday evenings @ 7:00. For the next little while I’m talking about “What’s Next For You?” You can ask questions or just listen. Either way, it’s a valuable investment of your time.

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