Humans have the unique ability to change the way they view time. We can look back positively or negatively. We can view the present as a means to an end or an opportunity to enjoy ourselves. We can view the future fatalistically or optimistically. Obviously, we have a lot of control in how we view time and the way we view time will affect our mood, our productivity and our enjoyment. Imagine the difference to your attitude to the present if you accept your past as an opportunity to learn rather than complain or behave like a victim.
Similarly, you mood will become more optimistic if you plan for an exciting future rather than adopt the ‘life sucks’ attitude. We need to spend most of our time in the present to be productive. Life can be frittered away if we believe that something needs to happen for us to be content with our careers and our lives. ‘If only I got a promotion’. ‘If only I earned more’. The present is all we have and we need to use it wisely. The past is over. We are creating our future at the moment. The present is all we have.
So, give thought to spending more time in the present. Focus on what you are doing and do it well. Focus on what you are doing. At least accept your work and your situation. Complaining is rejecting the present.
Accept your situation or change it but don’t complain. Maybe move towards enjoying your current situation. You’ll get a lot more done if you enjoy your work. Think about your past positively. You can’t change it so better to view it positively. Everything that has happened to you can help you to become wiser. Wishing something didn’t happen is truly a waste of time and effort. Finally, an optimistic view of the future will give you energy. Don’t wait for things to happen. Make them happen.
A balanced view of time will help you become more content and productive. You can change your perspective and your life. CPA Congress is an excellent opportunity to learn new ways of working or improving your situation. Embrace new ideas and become more. Everyone benefits if you improve.