We have all heard it and we have all said it, “I don’t have time”. Not having enough time is nothing more than excuse. It’s BS.
The truth is not that we don’t have enough time, but that we waste our time on unimportant things and prioritize those unimportant things over those that we say we don’t have time for. I constantly hear people say that they don’t exercise or start school because they just don’t have time. But if you look at their schedule, how much time do you think we would find them spending on watching tv, oversleeping, drinking, partying, browsing the internet and scrolling through their social media? I’m willing to bet that if you took away only one of those things, hours would be added to their day.
You must value your time. When you do, you will realize how unimportant these things are and the time that is being wasted on them. You can then take back control of your time. You will realize that you do have enough time.
I used to do all these things. Consistently. I’m huge into movies so I would watch as many movies as I could. Hell, sometimes my weekends were spent binge watching movies, eating pizza and drinking beer. I could spend hours on the internet and social media. And sleep, well I got as much of that as I could even when I didn’t need it.
All that has changed. It didn’t change from one night to the next either. It was a grind to get to where I’m at now and it’s still a grind, but it’s been worth it. I’ll still have the occasional drink and I still catch a movie here and there, but they are few and far between. The time I used to waste has been replaced by reading, writing, exercise, and most importantly, time with my wife and children. So, when you decide to take control of your time, know that it’s going to be a fight. A fight that is beyond worth it.
It’s been said that we all have the same 24 hours in a day, but it’s how we use those 24 hours that makes the difference between the successful and unsuccessful. The great Eric Thomas even went as far as to say that the only difference between the likes of Oprah Winfrey or Warren Buffet and us is the way we use our 24 hours. Before I wouldn’t believe that. Now, I see how that may be the truth.
Eric Thomas brags about how he wakes up at 3am every day and I love it. He has a 3-hour head start on everyone else and 5 or 6 hours on the weekend. Imagine what you could do with that time. You better believe Eric Thomas doesn’t spend that head start watching tv. As he says, he’s trying to get it. If you’re not familiar with Eric Thomas the Hip Hop Preacher, go look him up. You’re in for a treat.
Take control of your time and don’t waste it. Use the abundance of time that you have been given wisely.