Turn Time Into Your Loving Taskmaster

I am often amazed at the uncanny timing of Rob Brezny’s horoscopes. I wonder how he could possibly be writing this for ALL the virgos out there when what he writes is so specifically targeted to my exact situation. Take this week for example:

Yesterday, I wrote about how I’ve been guilty of biting off more than I can chew and not having enough time to do everything I want to do. Well, later in the day, I picked up our local weekly paper and looked at my horoscope. Here it is:

Your relationship with time seems to be one of your biggest problems. There’s never enough of it. You’re always fighting against the limitations it imposes. It frustrates you and even hurts you. But let me ask you this: Can you imagine yourself cultivating a more friendly and cunning relationship with time? Are you able to visualize the prospect of you and time becoming more like allies than adversaries? How would it feel to regard time as a loving taskmaster that compels you to realize you can’t do everything and must therefore focus on only your brightest dreams and truest pleasures? This is a perfect moment, astrologically speaking, for you to attempt this magic.

How perfect!

I get tingles when I read: “How would it feel to regard time as a loving taskmaster that compels you to realize that you can’t do everything and must therefore focus on only your brightest dreams and truest pleasures?”

It feels great. Now my job is to “make it so,” as they say on Star Trek.

I’ve come to realize that Simpleology is a great tool for time management. It has helped me shift my relationship with time a great deal. But still, it is just a tool, and it’s only as good as the information I put into it. The “garbage in, garbage out” rule applies here.

If my underlying relationship with time is not functional I’m going to put a lot of garbage into Simpleology. And that’s been the case. Even with all of my Major Focus items filled in, my Morning Brain Dump and Dreamcatcher get filled up with a lot of garbage. My Mental Lock Box is crammed with stuff that has never even made it to my Daily Targets. (If you haven’t tried Simpleology, you’ll understand these terms when you sign up for your free Simpleology account).

Yes, Simpleology is a powerful tool that can help me attain my brightest dreams and truest pleasures. But first I must realize that I can’t do everything and that in order to attain those dreams and pleasures I have to deliberately let go of the goals and tasks that are not fully aligned with them.

When I do that, when I focus fully on my brightest dreams and truest pleasures, and enter only those dreams and pleasures into Simpleology then I’ll go from “garbage in, garbage out” to “gold in, untold riches out!”

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      4 Responses to “Turn Time Into Your Loving Taskmaster”

      1. Kara-Leah Masina on June 16th, 2007 7:23 pm

        I like that phrase – “I’ll focus on my brightest dreams and truest pleasures…”

        We can’t do it all… and it’s foolish to try.

        I’ve never heard of simpleology, so will have to check it out.

      2. Adam Kayce : Monk At Work on June 18th, 2007 5:26 am

        Jeez, Ed, as if we didn’t have enough in common already — you’re a virgo, too!

        I like the “brightest dreams and greatest pleasures” part, too; that was what stood out to me the most as well. It goes right along with the “gold in, treasures out” piece, too.

      3. Edward Mills on June 18th, 2007 5:59 pm

        Hi Kara-Leah. Nice to “meet” you. It’s true that we can’t do it all. But I have certainly been doing my foolish best to try!!!

      4. Edward Mills on June 18th, 2007 6:01 pm

        Hi Adam. Yes, the increasing commonalities are intriguing!

        Gold in treasures out. Did I write that? I like it!

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