People often say “I don’t have time”.
- I don’t have time to write a blog post.
- I don’t have time to learn to draw.
- I don't have time to play a masterpiece on the piano.
- I don’t have time to start a business.
- I don’t have time to cook.
We all have the time. We’re all given the same 24 hours in every day, and 7 days in every week.
It’s not the time that’s the issue.
Our circumstances, attitudes, environments, goals, and clarity – those are the things that vary.
If your goals are clear, if your environment encourages you to achieve those goals, if your circumstances can be adjusted to allow you time and space to work on your goals – then time… time is made.
- You make time for writing a blog post – one sentence a day.
- You make time for drawing – with an open sketchbook, and a pencil at the ready, one 5 minute drawing at a time.
- You make time for that masterpiece by time-boxing 10 minutes at the piano each morning.
- You make time to start that business by sharing the idea with one person tomorrow and getting their feedback.
- You make time to cook by drawing up a meal plan tonight.
Next time you hear yourself saying “I wish I had time to do that” ask yourself how much you wish you had the time. If you want the time enough then it’s really the motivation, clarity, focus, environment, and other factors you’re lacking – the time will be made.