Time Management #6: Use Your 20/20 Hindsight to Save Time Today

Last week we talked about Brian Tracy’s concept of “creative procrastination”— how consciously putting unimportant things off can give you more time and space to focus on what really matters. Did you manage to drop a trivial thing from your schedule this week?  

What did you do instead? I bet you accomplished something awesome in its place!  

I chose to read this week during the times when I would typically scroll through Facebook, which I don’t do a lot of, but sometimes. I may have missed that my friend’s band played a local gig Thursday night, but I learned about so many other things.  

I came away inspired with ideas for my coaching business instead of feeling FOMO like so many of my clients do when they see their friends end-of-summer-vacation pics. That’s the power of targeted procrastination! 

Another tool we can use to carve out more time for our goals and dreams is by using hindsight to adjust in the present. By leveraging the power of if I knew then what I know now, we can tweak so many areas of our lives. 

If you knew then what you know now, would you still… 

  • offer that product or service?

  • be with that romantic or business partner?

  • buy that car?

  • take on that particular client?

  • use that business strategy?

  • hire that staff member/employee?

  • make that investment of resources?


Really think about what things would be like if you had it to do all over again. The saying goes that hindsight is 20/20, but even if it isn’t, it can teach us invaluable lessons!

What would you start or stop doing in your life based on what you know now? 

  • I would never say yes to an event that I really didn’t want to attend.

  • I wouldn’t make anymore excuses not to get to yoga at least 3 times a week.

  • I would believe in the impossible when it comes to parts of my life I used to think were “just like that.” Regarding, health, money, relationships, career and business choices, and living in multiple countries.

  • I would have my own back no matter what and allow other people to think what they want of me without it throwing off my vibe.

  • I’d be a minimalist that still likes and has stuff she loves

  • I’d commit to my calendar and have a protocol for just about everything in life.

  • I would stop self-doubt, confusion, and indecision.

  • I would stop wishing that other people would change to please me and truly see other people for who they are when they show me the first time.

  • I would practice unconditional love for myself and others.

  • I would do B- work and throw away perfectionism.


I love how I use my time and life my life and you can too. It’s just takes some contemplation of what really matters to you.

Where are you spending time where you shouldn’t? What can be adjusted? Write down at least 3 things you could let go of right now, and then pick one and get free!

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I’m going to get off the computer now to hit my Friday yoga class. How about you?