Every now and then, a book falls into your lap that cracks the code to a deeper understanding of self and life. For me, that book was "The Big Leap" by Gay Hendricks. It's not just a book; it's a manual to self-mastery that I've gifted over 50 times because I believe in its power to transform lives.
One of the most profound concepts Hendricks shares is "Einstein Time." It's the idea that we are where time comes from – we create it based on our perceptions, our values, and our actions. This isn't about time management; it's about time ownership.
Key Takeaways from Einstein Time:
You Are the Source of Time: Time isn't something that happens to you. You happen to time. When you embrace this, you stop being a victim of the clock and start being its master.
Time Expands to Match Your Commitment: Ever noticed how you always get the important things done, no matter the crunch? That's because your commitment dictates how time molds around your tasks.
Your Perception Shapes Your Reality: If you believe you don't have enough time, you'll feel rushed and stressed. Shift your belief to having more than enough time, and watch your day unfold with ease.
In my life, adopting the "Einstein Time" mindset has been a game-changer. I remember working on a project that felt like a race against time. Instead of succumbing to pressure, I reminded myself, "I am the producer of time." Suddenly, the hours stretched, and ideas flowed like a river freed from a dam. The project didn't just complete on time; it was richer in creativity and execution.
But it's not always smooth sailing. There were moments when I forgot this principle. I got lost in my life as a single full time dad running a business, and would say I don’t have time, I’m too busy, I cant do that because of this commitment… and I got lost in it for many months. I had felt time's noose tighten around my neck, and then one day a friend reminded me of Einstein time, and I just broke down laughing. It was a stark reminder that when I respect time – my time – it respects me back. Now I strive to always remember this philosophy.
Playing with "Einstein Time" is like having a secret weapon. It's empowering to look at the clock and know that I'm in control. I've learned to ask myself, "Where will time open for this?" rather than saying, "I don't have time." This simple shift in language and mindset has opened up hours, reduced stress, and increased my productivity and presence in every moment.
I challenge you to play this game too. Next time you're feeling crunched, take a deep breath and declare, "I am the source of time." Watch how the universe conspires to prove you right.
"Einstein Time" isn't just a concept; it's a way of living. It's about stepping into your power and realizing that you're the creator of your own life's rhythm. So, take the leap with me, and let's master our time together. Thank you,
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