The Reverend James R. Squire first considered the importance of time when he was a graduate student at Duke University. While he provided pastoral counseling to patients and family members at Duke University Medical Center, he noticed the different ways that people coped with stress, illness, and grief. Those who did better at dealing with the difficult possessed the common denominator of being able to be a “presence” for others and to live in the moment. They understood that how we watch our time is part of the secret to a happy life lived with purpose.
This lesson remained in the back of his mind until he was speaking to a group of students decades later. A chance remark once again inspired Squire to produce a new model for living life to the fullest where the theme of “watching your time” runs throughout.
By concentrating on the most essential aspects of your own life, you will have greater access to the ingredients that are essential for happiness and purpose. You will learn how to identify your core values, understand how relationships work, and shape your behavior. You will discover the importance of grit in your success. You will use simple exercises and moments of reflection to learn how to truly make the most of your time.