Time Out

Do you ever find yourself making the excuse that you can’t do something because you just don’t have enough time?

As in, “Well, I would go to the gym/call my mom/volunteer at school/clean out my closet if only I had the time.”

Recently I heard a talk where the speaker asked the audience that question but then pointed out that each of us has all the time in the world.

Time is finite. There’s only so much. And we all have the same 1,440 minutes per day. No more, no less.

So really, it’s not a question about having enough time, rather it’s about time management.

Huh. I never thought about it that way.

Since then, I’ve consciously tried to be a better time manager, spending my free time on things that matter and not being afraid to say no to things that really don’t.

[If you find this hard to do, try a simple, “Sorry, that won’t work for me.” But here’s the key: Then stop talking and don’t make any excuses as to why you can’t do X, Y or Z.]

How do want to spend your 1,440 today?

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