🤦🏻♂️ Excuse for Everything
How many times have you heard someone say that they would start a business, but just don’t have the time?
Or that they could get into better shape but simply don’t have time to exercise?
Or that they really want to hang out with you, but they have been super busy lately and just don’t have enough free time?
People who say things like this believe they are out of control of their circumstances. Life happens to them, and they just try to “stay afloat” with the obligations first and then when they have extra time (and only then) will they accomplish their “other” main goals.
I don't believe that for a second.
For starters, there is no such thing as “extra time”. There is time and then there is what we do in that time. Nothing more.
Logically speaking, we can only do something in the time we are awake. So, if you are in fact busy from the very moment you wake up to the very moment you sleep, then wake up an hour earlier every day. There ya go. Like magic, you have time to do that special project, to do that exercise routine, learn that new language, or whatever it is you want! 🙂
Of course, the more fundamental issue here is not the quantity of time, but the qualifying of it. People tend to think of their obligations first and then all the “other” stuff.
The thing is, we have a choice as to what we make our obligation. Life is full of choices. Even happiness is a choice.
If you have been wanting to start a new business but haven't yet, perhaps you should look at why you are choosing not to. Or if you want to lose 10 pounds but haven't yet, ask yourself why you haven't. The answer is never “because I don't have time”.
Perhaps you fear what others will think of you if you try to do something and you “fail”, or maybe you don’t have the confidence. Maybe you are confused where to start. Maybe you actually don’t want to start something, but it sounds like a cool thing to say to people.
Or, maybe you will start that special project. Only time will tell. 😉
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