You May Be Limiting Your Life With Either/Or Thinking?

September 29, 2016 Thoughts

limiting either/orWe can all live a rich and fulfilling life.  You may be limiting your life because of your either/or thinking.  I can either have a job and money or I can live my life as an artist and be broke.  I either have to work long hours to keep my job or take a lower pay to spend time with my family.  Because you think it is an either/or deal you limit your possibilities.   I can either have this or that, but I can’t have both.

The quality of the questions we ask ourselves determines the quality of the life we have.  When you catch yourself thinking I can either have this, or I can have that, stop and ask a different question.  Can I have both?  What could I do to incorporate both into my life?  Is there a way that I could do my job in less hours and have more time with my family?  How can I have a good savings account and travel around the world? Can  I do something I love everyday and still get paid?

Expression -  If You Chase Two Rabbits, You Will Not Catch EitheChanging the questions opens up possibilities to a more fulfilling life. Most people think in either/or terms. The either/or status quo works for employers.  You can either do it my way or you can lose your job.  What if you can show that you can do your job just as effectively, if not better and still have more time to spend with the family.

One of the things limiting peoples around this is, you go to work for your 40 hours a week, and are being paid for 40 productive hours.  In fact, according to many surveys, Americans spend an average of 45 hours in the office every week, but only do 29 hours of work. That’s three hours every day spent NOT working, even when the boss is right there to look over your shoulder.  How could you spend those three hours in a more fulfilling way if you weren’t required to be ‘at the office’.

There are many other ways people can be limited by either/or thinking.  If you want to know more about how your either/or thinking may be limiting your life you can contact me on 0418247775 for more details.

Love and Light

Maryanne