Everybody Has Time
“I don’t have time for that.”
“I don’t have time to battle for my dream.”
“I don’t have time to work on my marriage.”
“I don’t have to time read.”
“I don’t have time to journal.”
It is amazing how often I hear people tell me that they can’t do something because they don’t have time.
You Do Have Time
Like it or not you have the same 24 hours in a day that everyone else has. You have 168 hours in a week. You have 8,736 hours in a year.
How you use your time is up to you. Really as hard as that is too hear, how you use your time is up to you.
The Man With the Microphone
Years ago I heard a flamboyant motivational speaker tell an outlandish mythical story about a man who was speaking onstage with a microphone and a man with a gun came up on stage and told the man with the microphone to put down the microphone.
The speaker then asked the question “who is in change of the man with microphone?” The audience quickly and loudly responded “The man with the gun.” The speaker said “NO. The man with the gun cannot take away the man with the microphone’s right to choose.”
Sometimes The Consequences Are Tough.
It is easy to say that you have a choice about how you use your time. I know that sometimes people can feel like that don’t really a choice, or that they don’t really have a viable choice, or that the consequences are very, very high.
I have a friend who pours his life into young people and he makes a real difference in the lives of those he serves. He has become aware of other ways he could serve people. Perhaps even more people.
However as the case with most of us, his current schedule is full. If he is going to say “yes” to some of these other projects, he is going to have to say “no” to some of the things he is currently investing in.
Say No to Say Yes
If you are going to start investing your time into Battling For Your Dream, or into improving your broken marriage it is likely that you will have to stop doing something that you are currently doing.
Maybe you will have to watch less TV. Or maybe watch less sports. Or maybe give up some sleep. Or maybe trade your full time job for a part time job (and less pay), so that you have time for something that matters more than the career you currently have.
I very much understand that changing how you use your time is likely to cost you something.
However not changing how you use your time is likely to also cost you something well.
I have seen people who are unwilling to adjust how they use their 24 hours a day and end up losing their marriage or their dream. Don’t let that be you.
It pains me when people tell me that they don’t have time to improve the quality of their life and invest in the things that either matter to them or that they know will get them where they want to go.
Don’t be that guy. Don’t be that gal.
These days, when people tell me that they don’t have time, I think to myself “everybody has time, even you.”
Everybody Has Time. and So Do You.
It is time to choose. Be proactive. Don’t simply let your time slip away. You have time, but you only have so much.
How you use your time is up to you.
It is up to you what you do with your time. You have a choice in how you use your time. You are not a victim.
Once you own that you can choose how you use your time, your life will change…For the better.
I am Pulling For You!
If you have a dream that you are battling for, I know how hard that can be. I hope that you have encouraging people pulling for you. Please know that I am pulling for you. If I can be of any assistance or encouragement, my email address is [email protected]
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