Recently, as I was driving home from a speaking engagement I turned on the radio to help pass the time. I soon found myself singing along to an “oldie.” The song was, “No Time,” by the Guess Who. If you’re not familiar with it, the lyrics say:
(No time left for you) On my way to better things
(No time left for you) I found myself some wings
(No time left for you) Distant roads are callin’ me…
I realized that those words provided a great message, but do you know who needs to be hearing it? Guess who? Your inner critic! That’s who! You know -that voice inside your head that so often knocks you down and hurls condemnation at you.
The truth is that you DO have time. No matter who you are, you have 24 hours a day, everyday. The most critical choice you make is what you do with those 24 hours. Your daily choices (of how you spend or invest your time) actually start with your thoughts. If you choose thoughts that are critical and demeaning, you will find you “Got No Time” for the things that really matter. The damage done by your critic will leave you exhausted.
If, on the other hand, you choose thoughts that are positive and encouraging, you will find time for the things that bring you fulfillment. When you invest the time to become your own fan, you’ll HAVE TIME (and energy) to do what you’re created to do.
Only as you quiet the critic (since you’re “on your way to better things”) can you learn to live wholeheartedly. Today, right now, start telling your critic “Got No Time for YOU!”