Time Well Spent
Updated: Jan 3, 2020
I don’t have time.
You say it, I say it, and we all say it.
The truth is, “I don’t have time” is a fallacy.
It’s the story we make up when we are looking for a way out.
When we are actively avoiding something or not doing something we are supposed to be doing.
The language you use is very important, it’s inherently linked to what you believe to be true about the world.
So if you say “I don’t have time” often enough, then you’ll actually start to believe it.
Like somehow the universe only gave you 10 hours today instead of the customary 24.
Now there’s no point denying that we all get 24 hours in a day and in most normal cases we actually have a choice about how we spend it.
That’s right, spend it!
You see, time is a currency, you get so many hours deposited into our account every day and you decide how to spend it.
So in a sense, you trade with it all the time.
I'm sure you're very conscious about what you spend your money on, so why not so conscious about how you spend your time?
When you say, “I don’t have time”, what you’re essentially saying is, this is not a priority, or indeed even important, right now.
If your friend tells you they haven’t had time to see you, then what they are effectively telling you is that, you haven’t been a priority lately.
Life is made up of time, when you let it slip away; you’re essentially letting life slip away.
All those distractions and interruptions are essentially others stealing time from you – which is equivalent to someone raiding your bank account.
We are much more at ease when it comes to our time for some reason.
We have somehow come to believe that we have an infinite amount of it.
The average personal will live between 25,000 – 30,000 days.
Yep, that’s all you’ve got.
Do the math, how many days do you have left?
So what’s my point exactly?
My point is, being very conscious about what you spend your time and attention on is what will ultimately allow you to live your life.
Yes, YOUR life.
The life you were intended to live.
This process is very intentional, you take charge and you assume full responsibility, which means that you’re essentially done with excuses like “I don’t have time”.