Monday, July 21, 2014

Living in "Einstein Time"

I'm finally reading The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks about how people can make the leap out of the their zone of competence or zone of excellence into their zone of genius.  Everyone in my church has been reading it for the past year and now that I have time to read it, it's completely turned me upside down.

I'll talk more about that another time, but one of the many many useful tools that Hendricks has for getting us out of the zone of excellence and into the zone of genius, is living in "Einstein time."  "Einstein time" for the uninitiated is unlimited, quantum time abundance rather than Newtonian limited time thinking.

One of the ways to live in Einstein time is to immediately cease being a victim of time.  To stop using time as an excuse, stop saying "I don't have time for that"  "I'm out of time," "I ran out of time."  Any reference to time as a limiting factor is banned.  If I'm going to limit myself, I have to admit to them, own up to them.

For example, today, someone wanted me to go to a store with them, when I wanted to go home and get some other things done before another appointment.  Before Einstein time, I might have said, "I'd love to, but I don't have time."  Today, I told the truth, "thanks for asking, but there are some other things I really want to do today before my next appointment."

The truth is, I always do have time, I just don't always choose to use my time a certain way and when I blame time, make time the bad guy, I'm both lying and I'm using time as a limiting factor.  If I can be honest about what I want to do with the time I have, it's a start towards making friends with time.

Stay tuned for more on Einstein time and The Big Leap.

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