“A man ordinarily has time to do all the things he really wants to do.” Anonymous
Have you ever said to yourself “if only I had the time, I would do _______. “ If – fill in the blank – is something you really want to do, why aren’t you doing it now? Is the issue really a lack of time? Or is the issue that you really don’t want to do it and “lack of time” is a convenient excuse? After all, everyone uses the “I don’t have time” excuse, so we’ve grown accustomed to using it ourselves.
Each of us faces choices every day. When we choose to do what we really want to do, we’re not kidding ourselves. Choice is a variable. The “want to do” can be an act of kindness or an act of selfishness. Either way, we’re making a choice. We’re taking control and driving the bus.
Time, on the other hand is a constant. Our lifespan may be a little longer or shorter than others on the planet but each day we have 24 hours, no more, no less. Our lives are finite. So, we can’t save time, lose time, make time, buy a little more time or go back in time. And, time spends itself, so we can only choose what to do or not do with the 24 hours that we have each day. So, when we think that we have no choice and that time dictates the things we must do, we’re putting ourselves under the bus.
Think of time as a resource, not a limiter. Choose wisely. Use the resource and believe that you are doing things because you choose to do them.