Monday, November 3, 2008

Alone Time

How many times in a day do we find ourselves searching for some alone time? " I just want to be left alone for one hour", we might say. Some time to gather our thoughts, enjoy the silence, or just do what we want to do. Every morning on my way to work, I am given that very opportunity during my one hour commute. I can choose to become frustrated with the stop and go of traffic. I can worry about what lies ahead that day, or I can welcome the alone time, enjoy the silence and think what I want to think. Once the work day has wrapped up and before I get home, I am given the same opportunity again on my way home. So instead of complaining about the amount of traffic make sure to stop and welcome the time alone.

2 comments:

Therese said...

WOW! This is so true!!!

Manny said...

One of my first bosses shared this insight with me early in my career. It gave me great perspective and has driven much of what I do at work. I am a one client business. He also suggested that I max out on my 401 contribution. That has worked well too.