Why do time-based systems work the way that they do?
Effective systems are highly predictable and dependable. This is a good thing. That means they tend to work consistently and are quite stable. This is essential for estimating what may or may not happen in the future. It is also valuable for the effective operating of complex functions such as those associated with airplanes and computer systems, wealth building and in creating a state of conservation and balance in each person’s life..
The down side of this consistency is that many or most of the parts of a stable system may be so tightly interconnected that they resist change.
My opinion on all of this is that this resistance creates stress and dysfunction if change is what is needed to move a process forward. Everything in life, after all, involves change and transformation. Whether or not I choose transformation, everything is transformed by time: It is for this reason that there is no benefit in trying to change, thinking about how you will change, or resisting change. Change just happens. If you sat in one spot and did nothing, you would change anyway. From the moment you began reading this sentence to the end of this sentence, you have changed. There is a freedom that comes with the knowledge that everything must change, nothing remains the same. The old becomes the new and it is old before you even realize that it was new.
In the process of becoming self-actualized you must explore who you are and develop a personal vision or mission for your life. The more effective you are in doing this naturally, systematically and in a way that reflects who you are “authentically” the more effective the process is and will be.
So now that you understand that change will take place, it is also important to keep in mind that there will always be circumstances or other unseen factors that may affect a small part of a system and possibly create a tipping point that will ultimately affect the entire system. When this takes place the resulting change may be sudden and dramatic. Your ability to respond these changes will define your success on every level.
Below is a great article on a popular ancient Japanese approach to time management. It is an anti-multi-tasking approach
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