Something I hear way too often and almost daily is this common phrase of "I just don't have the time".
PLEASE...... Don’t tell me you’re too busy to help out a local organization and then talk to me for 5 hours about your favorite TV show I need to watch.
PLEASE...... Don’t tell me you’re too busy to read a book and then give me intricate in depth details of your favorite sports team.
PLEASE...... Don’t tell me you’re too busy to update your resume to get a raise and then update your social media accounts non-stop throughout the day.
Trust me, I totally understand that we are busy people. Time seems to go by faster each day and our days get thin and tired. Sometimes our schedules are truly full and we have many things planned.
How is it though that somehow we always find a way to give our time to a variety of multiple and sometimes useless distractions.
This is the reason that the average American watches at least 35 hours of television throughout a week according to multiple studies.
This is also the reason that the average 21-year-old has already played at least 10,000 hours of video games throughout their life.
Do you know that if the average American spent as much time reading books as they do scrolling through social media, they would read approximately 200 books a year. The average American spends 608 hours on social media and about 1642 hours on TV. (Total = 2250 hours)
The more I think about time, the more it seems to be a very weird thing. Time seems to only go where you want it to go. It doesn't do what it wants, it is simply something that we get to use. It unfortunately doesn't seem to go towards things that matter or to things that you actually really care about. Time seems that it always looks for the easy way out and how to do the least amount of work. The biggest reason for that is due to the fact that an average human doesn't like to work.
As the spring has started and summer is approaching I want to challenge you to rescue some of your time. You don't even have to start with giving up all your spare time. You can start with just 20 minutes and keep growing from there. No matter how hectic your schedule may look you have 20 minutes hidden somewhere in your day that you can give.
I dare you to find that small amount of time each day and see how much you grow in these next few months. As you begin to use your time wisely, you will start to see yourself grow in your personal life, your business, and your productivity. That first 20 minutes will grow into 30 and then 45 and then 60. Soon you will be getting closer and closer to your dreams, goals and visions that you have for your life but you need to give the time.
I know that I struggle often with giving up time for a productive cause, a good basketball game comes on and before you know it I just wasted 3 hours of my day gone to a game that gave me some kind of short term amusement.
So instead, I’m going to find time to push towards my goals and dreams that I have set for my life.
Since time can't and won’t find you. It is your job to have to find it and use it wisely.