How to Create Time

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Albert Einstein









This post was originally posted in my blog on March 2, 2011. 

Now this is the ultimate time management system: becoming the source of your own time and making as much of it as you want. It’s something I’m working on, right now.

I can create time.

I’m actually creating time as I write this, and you’re creating time — or creating time pressure — as you read this. And yesterday, totally on purpose, I created extra time in order to meet a deadline, when there didn’t appear to be enough time. It still seems like magic.

Yesterday I woke up feeling pretty sluggish, and as the morning wore on it got worse. I had a lot on my plate, I was getting ready to teach a class for my Indestructible Business course, and I felt like I was dragging through mud.

I didn’t know how I was going to finish my prep for the class in time, especially the spreadsheets, as I seemed to be moving so s-l-o-w-l-y.

Then I remembered Einstein Time.

Einstein said there was no limit to time.

Einstein Time is an idea first shared with me by my brilliant energy coach, Bonnie Hutchinson, from the book, The Big Leap, by Gay Hendricks.

Apparently there was a time in Hendricks’ life when he was frustrated and frazzled and constrained by time, so he went out off in the wilderness to think and work his way out of it. While he was there, it occurred to him that his understanding of time was outdated. Einstein said there’s no limit to time, that time is infinite. And Hendricks made a shift of consciousness right there and then, embracing one simple truth:

We are where time comes from.

He further deduced, “If I am the source of time, then I can make as much of it as I want.”

I have exactly the right amount of time.

From there, Hendricks went on to ask how different things would be if we told ourselves,

“I have exactly the right amount of time to enjoy everything I am doing.”

Back to yesterday morning and my crunch for time. As I remembered to stop and think about Einstein Time, I said out loud,

“I have exactly the right amount of time to enjoy everything I am doing,” 

with particular emphasis on the word “enjoy,” because of my challenge with spreadsheets, and went back to my work.

I can make time, instead of spending time.

I cannot explain to you how the rest of the morning went. I got everything I needed to do done, with time to spare. I didn’t rush, and I didn’t feel rushed. In fact, I specifically made time to concentrate on details. Ah, do you see my choice of words, there? I didn’t spend time, I made time. And the last half hour before class absolutely crept by — I thought 1:00 pm would never get there. I felt refreshed and prepared for my class.

I don’t quite understand how this works, but I know that for me, it does. I’ve tried this in other situations, too, like catching the ferry when I’m tied up in snarling city traffic, and juggling client and family responsibilities. If I can relax, take a deep breath, and focus on this:

“I have exactly the right amount of time to enjoy everything I am doing,” 

it always seems to work out that, amazingly enough, I do. I invite you to try it.

This morning I dug out my copy of The Big Leap and thumbed through the Einstein Time chapter. If you don’t have this book yet, it’s a great read.

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