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The old sayings out there “There is never enough time in a day” or “A day should be 48 hours”.  People are always complaining that there is never enough hours in a day to get everything done.  I am beginning to believe that it is simply not true.  If you look at your day there is more than enough time it is just that we try to do too much in one day.  I once had tapes from a wonderful speaker in Direct Sales by the name of Belinda Ellsworth.  She made a point of talking the difference between men and women when we create a list of our accomplishments for the day.

Men – Their list has no more than five items on it.  They create a realistic list to get everything they need done in the the required time frame.

Women – We get a piece of paper and let’s say there are twenty-five lines on it.  We fill it up and then turn the paper over and proceed to fill it up!

I heard this and I laughed out loud.  That is so me and all of my girlfriends when we do our “To Do List”.  It is crammed with things that would take three days to do but we are going to get it done in a day!  Immediately I now create a list and I only have 3-5 items on there per day.  It is more realistic approach and you find that you do have more time.  Let’s take an example of something you might put on the list.

Clean the House!

Now what does this mean?  You are going to try to clean your whole house?  Pick up, dust, mop, sweep.  This is an all day task and then some.  Also you have twenty other items on your detailed list that you must get done by the end of the day.  I have learned that if I am going to put cleaning on my list for the day it might be pick up items around the house.  The next day might be dust and sweep.  The third day might be to mop all the floors.  This is more realistic and I will have four other items on my list that I will get accomplished  as well that day.  Having that sense of accomplishment helps you towards defining your true purpose.  Remember things will not come right away.  America is a nation that wants it right now!  Remember the 1970’s movie “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” the spoiled little rich girl that wanted everything right away and ended up falling down a chute in the middle of her tantrum.  Life is a journey and the saying patience is a virtue rings quite true.  When everything begins to come together it was well worth the wait and the reward is so much richer.

Try an experiment today.  Place a mug of water in the microwave and turn it on for three minutes.  Choose something small that you want to get done.  The first time I did this it was to clean the dishes in the sink.  Amazingly when the three minutes was up the sink was clean and the dishes loaded in the dishwasher.  That was all it took was three minutes.  Amazing!  You have more time than you think.  Start each day by taking a few minutes with yourself to go over what you would like to get done and that you put no more than five things on your list.  This will allow you to see that you have more time and you will definitely be on your way to defining your true purpose.