Do you find that time influences your behavior?
For example – How long would you wait for someone meeting you for a lunch or a dinner gathering at a restaurant?
There’s no response back from your text. Not even the third one. Your voicemail messages were never returned. They had confirmed that morning – everything was on – all set to meet and looking forward to it.
What is happening inside of you as five minutes goes to ten minutes, then to fifteen, twenty, twenty-five, thirty and on?
How does your attitude, feelings and thoughts change as the time grows longer?
Or in another case –
Ever notice when either working with a small group or as part of a larger team on an important project, it doesn’t seem like there’s a lot being accomplished? You ask for something or even an update and well there’s not much information shared back. Now the deadline is fast approaching. All of a sudden there is a lot of messaging. Frantic calls for feedback, assistance and daily then hourly updates.
It can’t just because people want to work together on all nighters and eating cold pizza.
Certainly there are many more actual stories that exemplify how time influences behavior.
Feel free to share some of yours here.
What is it about a deadline that it becomes a motivator?
Where behavior actually changes – at least for a brief period of time.
For certain you can feel the energy shift onboard a ship that has been at sea, for a few weeks or longer, as the last few days are being counted down toward getting into port. As the marker is used to place the “X” across each day on the wall calendar crew members are sharing their plans for when they have their time in port. Many are angling and cutting side deals to have someone cover their shift to have some extra time ashore.
There is no doubt that time influences behavior.
The key here is to have you recognize and reflect how do you behave about time?
And then – how do you intend to improve how you behave and react to time?
Everyone has the same amount of hours and minutes in each day.
Do you make the most of the hours and minutes in each of you days?
Is it something you even give the time of day to think about?
Would it be of value to free up five or more hours a week?
That’s right – in one month you would save 20 hours or more! Time to use to be more productive, engaged in anything you think you don’t have time for now.
Let’s have a chat for fifteen minutes and start freeing up your time.
Mitch Tublin is an entrepreneur and founder of Wenkroy International LLC, a boutique consulting company with a main focus of adding value to people. Through speaking, training and coaching clarity is achieved and distractions are reduced. People now focus on what matters most. My passion is to take people to the next level in their life and in their career and business.