For example, I have been talking about writing a book for a couple years now. Admittedly, in hindsight, until very recently I’m not sure I had enough clarity of what I wanted to write about to make it real. That’s not the case anymore, as it seems really clear what I want to write about. Yet, here I am still not writing it.
Am I lazy? Am I unorganized? Do I just suck at prioritizing my time? Am I just kidding myself? If I really want to write the book, wouldn’t I have done it by now? No I’m none of those, I just don’t have time!
A couple weeks back a friend pointed out “when you say you don’t have time, what you actually mean is it’s not a priority for you.” What? No! It’s a priority I just don’t have time! Or at least that’s the story I keep telling myself.
Actually, my friend is right. When I don’t have time for something, it’s because in the time I have available every day it’s simply not a priority to me. So the real question at hand is how I choose to prioritize my time.
This week’s thought:
So the question is what will you choose to do with the day you have available?
For me, I doubt I’ll start the book this week and that’s OK. It will happen soon enough, but for this week there are higher priorities.
I am glad you found time to have some fun this past weekend with our group of friends. Finding time to just hang out and laugh – a lot – is great. If is funny as we get older what is important to “find the time to do” .
Keep writing everyone it is an inspiration to us all to think about our own lives.
What a great time it was, so I’m glad it worked out to be the priority this weekend. Thanks for the kind words as well.
Love it Mike!
True – it is not a current priority.
I have put the wrong emphasis and priority on many things in my life.
This is a great reminder. Prioritize our important things. When I find I’m looking for something to do I can always add another thing that I would love to do!!