Do you often find yourself saying “I don’t have the time to do what I truly want to do?” If you don’t have enough “time”, then what are you doing with the time you have? Enough time exists for you to do exactly as you choose to do. You make the choices. You are in charge of your life, thus the way you spend your time.
The bad news is time flies. The good news is you are the pilot. ~ Michael Altshuler
I found myself just yesterday telling a friend “I don’t have the time I used to have to do what I really want to do.” After discussing it, she revealed she had said and done the same thing. She evaluated what she was doing with the 15 or 30 minute intervals she had, which wasn’t much. She would wait until she had enough “time” to do something, versus using those smaller intervals to do part of the larger project. This struck a chord with me…loudly. I have done the same thing my entire life. I wait until I have “enough time” to do what I want. If I feel it will take about an hour, I wait until I have an entire hour. Instead, I could have accomplished it much sooner by using the 15 minute intervals I find myself doing things like checking Facebook or playing games on the phone, both of wish I also enjoy, but I was making the excuse that I didn’t have time. Of course I have the time! I was making a choice. Even for leisure activities. I love to read . I haven’t really made the time to read. What else was I doing? I was watching tv! Well, turn off the tv and read! I did just that yesterday. I was watching the Olympics in the middle of the afternoon. I turned off the tv and finished a book I’ve been reading for months! I wasn’t reading it 15 minutes here or 15 minutes there, but waiting until I had sufficient time to read.
Making choices is the power you have to control your time…and thus your life.
We all have plenty of time to do as we wish each and every day. It’s about choices. Those choices are how we guide our life. What choices do you have right now? What choices have you made in the past and what choices do you wish to make instead? Which choices are the ones which will help you on your personal journey? Whether those choices are reading for pleasure, playing a game, talking to a friend, exercising, working on your own business or any myriad of things, make the best choice for you at that time and FOR that time. The opportunities present themselves to you, in time. Be open to the possibilities…the choices you have, and control your life!
May you allow the choices you make to mold your time & life!