We lead ourselves most effectively when we shape our actions to achieve meaningful ends. Meaningful goals create moments of joy in their completion and satisfaction in their pursuit. By using our time to do things that matter, we not only work better, but we also experience a higher quality of life.
The time we experience occurs where our perception meets the world outside our heads. It is a product of how we think and feel as much as it is marked by the ticking of a clock. If we harness our control over the experience of time, we can tap into one of the most important creative resources available to us.
Time isn’t just something that happens “out there.” We can shape time and determine how we experience it, so it’s important to make the most of what we have available to us. Purpose, intention, and seizing on opportune moments gives our time meaning and significance, both as individuals and as teams.