Juggling Life

Maybe you’ve seen them on TV. There’s a couple of guys on stage with flaming sticks. The whole crowd takes in a deep breath as they throw them in the air and start to juggle. How do they do that? You mumble to yourself, “That’s nothing. I dare one of them to get my kids to their hockey practices on time and still have time to eat this frozen burrito in the car. Oh yes, and to make sure all their homework is done.” OK, well maybe you’ve never compared your schedule to a guy that keeps flaming sticks in the air. Give yourself some credit, what you’re doing takes the skill set of a trapeze artist at the circus. You just don’t have as many shiny costumes! Priorities, Concentration and Routines

Have you ever wonder why there seems to be someone in your office that is always a half a step behind? They are the one who is always late for a meeting. If someone lost that one critical piece of paper you needed, it magically seems like it’s the same person. On the other hand, there’s another person that’s a couple of cubicles over that does the same job. They are always five minutes early for the meeting and they had the report done yesterday. Same job. Different result. Why is that? If you have ever attempted to juggle more than your schedule, you realize that the magic of keeping multiple objects in the air comes down to about three things.

1) The first is that they set aside time to understand their priorities. We all have only 24 hours in the day. One person decides to juggle. Another person decides to check stock prices first thing in the morning. Another person decides to take care of their five-year old. These are all valid choices, they need to determine what is important to them.

2) The second thing a juggler does is concentrate on the task at hand. You have to be fully present in order to keep things going. The same holds true in your life. Thomas Edison once said, “Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing.” When we stick to our priorities, then we need to fully concentrate on each task as it comes.

3) The third thing you see with a juggler is a routine. They have memorized certain patterns and expanded that into a successful series of events. When you juggle life you need to do the same things. Concentrate on the routines you have set up for success. Now remember this is a dynamic system that continues to improve. Maybe you started to get up a half hour earlier to beat traffic. Maybe you started working out three times a week and are feeling your mind clear from the stress.

All of these things help you to juggle the real world. Work these into your routines. Make your success a habit! Discover your Abundance Within!

XOXO HUGS! Rebecca