Why not do something with your time?
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Bruce Lee identified the warrior as an average person with laser focus.
But what if the average person has no focus, laser-like or otherwise?
We average people are usually too diffuse to connect with anything. We scatter our forces. We try to please. We unconsciously change ourselves every day while desperately trying not to. We try to cling to the foolish consistency known as a permanent personality, but it never holds. One foul mood sweeps in and no one recognizes us.
Or a buoyant mood overcomes us and people get their hopes up. Then the mood fades and we become someone else again.
Who are we? Buoyant or foul-tempered? We fight to regain control and come in somewhere in the middle. We don't want people to be afraid of us, but neither do we want them to expect too much. All our personalities, therefore, are crafted from the most hair-raising mediocrity. It's the middle way. Team Mediocre.
All the energy it takes to try to hold this mediocre personality-this one consistent person-together could have been used to create something.
But who knew? I mean really, when you were growing up, who told you that?
You had a hard enough time dealing with Santa not being real. How were you to handle yourself being a total fabrication?
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How to keep your soul alive
When I accept the role of time warrior, I will seek first to keep my soul alive. Instead of what most people do. They try to keep their fake identity alive.
As warrior (not worrier) I will wake up and create my day based on how I prefer to serve this world. And I can do this in any format, including washing dishes at the hotel, if I do it with enough love, energy and humor.
People who do "lowly" jobs with love and energy find themselves being promoted and offered other "better" jobs very quickly. Because they understand what Robert Frost meant when he said "The way out is through."
Other people "stuck" in "lowly jobs" where they imagine they are being unjustly "nickled and dimed" are always looking for a way out. Never seeing that the way out is through.
A warrior does not "get out."
A warrior goes through.
Here's an early book review from Jay Adams:
"Steve Chandler has outdone himself. In his latest book, Time Warrior, he turns the concept of time management on its head. He actually transcends the concept."
"Chandler demonstrates that the very notion of time efficiency is outdated and unworkable. For me this book is the best of combinations: a stimulating ground breaker, an entirely fun exploration and an energizing mind shift. Time Warrior is a gem – a book whose time has come."
~ Jay Adams, Host – EMMY Award Winning Breakthrough Medicine and Fight Zone TV
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My new book Time Warrior is available now in eBook PDF format.
The subtitle of the book is, How to defeat procrastination, people-pleasing, self-doubt, over-commitment, broken promises and chaos.
My book was written to give you immediate access to NON-LINEAR time management....instead of having you struggle with old-school systems that leave you feeling overwhelmed with unfinished business every day.
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Time Warrior by Steve Chandler