Why Don’t You Have the Time?

You want to go on a date with your spouse, but you don’t have the time.

You want to spend more time with your children, but you don’t have the time.

You want to exercise more, but you don’t have the time.

You want to write a novel, but you don’t have the time.

You want to spend more time praying and meditating, but you don’t have the time.

You want to start your business, but you don’t have the time.

You want to reconnect with an old friend, but you don’t have the time.

You want to learn to play the piano, but you don’t have time.

So many activities you wish you could do, but you don’t have the time.

Why don’t you have the time?

Think about it a second. Why don’t you have the time?

Is it because you have too many things on your plate?

Why exactly don’t you have the time?

You’re using your time doing something. Right? So, why don’t you have the time to do the things you wish to do?

Why don’t you spend time going on a date with your spouse?

Why don’t you spend more time with your kids?

Why don’t you exercise more?

Why don’t you write that novel?

etc.

Is it really because you don’t have the time?

You have the same amount of time as everyone else, do you not?

So, why is it that many others have the time for these activities, but you don’t?

Here’s the real answer. It’s not because you don’t have the time; it’s because these aren’t yet a priority for you; or better yet, other activities are more a priority than going on a date with your spouse, spending time with your kids or exercising more… That’s the real answer.

It’s not good or bad; it’s just the real answer.

When an activity becomes a priority, you bump things off your schedule to “make” time for it. There’s always time for the activities that matter most to you.

The issue is never one of time, but one of priority.

Life is about making choice. More specifically, it’s about what you choose to do with your time, and what you choose to do with your time reveal your priorities.

Many things compete for a piece of your time. I get it. But you always find room for your priorities.

At one point, you have to decide which activities you’re going to let go to have time for meaningful activities such as going on a date with your spouse or spending more time with your kids.

Perhaps, you’ll need to sacrifice TV time or social media time…

If not now, when?

Next time you catch yourself saying, “I don’t have the time…”, remember that you’re really saying, “It’s not really that I don’t have the time; it’s that I’m using my time on activities of greater priority for me.” And that will be the real answer to: Why don’t you have the time?

About The Author

Vladimir Elie

I help people learn and apply success principles and strategies so that they can get the results they want in life.