Time Management

Everybody thinks they’re busy.  It doesn’t matter if you’re working three jobs and squeaking out four hours of sleep each night or working one job and putting your heart and soul into it.  Very few people admit to not being busy.  This isn’t really because they aren’t busy, but that they don’t feel that they have a lot of free time.

If you want to be successful, however, you have to really examine your use of time.  Everyone can always squeeze out more time.  Don’t believe me?  Ask yourself if you could find time if something really important came up.  Could you fit it in?  If you get free concert tickets, could you go?  If your kid suddenly had a program, could you make it?  If you can make time for that, what else can you make time for?  Where is this time made from?

In the end, it’s just about prioritizing and managing your time.  Saying that you don’t have time is simply a way of making excuses.  It’s a cop out.  It’s easy to simply say “I don’t have time.”  In truth, you are deciding to keep your current schedule rather than trading something new in.

On top of that, I think everyone needs to take a moment and really evaluate how much time is spent in activities like watching tv, surfing the internet, texting, and any other activity that doesn’t really contribute to your life that you could find time in.  What could you be doing that would be more useful during that time?

Of course, this is all in response to someone who has only one job, doesn’t have young children, doesn’t coach an activity or club, but still thinks that she is too busy.  How can that possibly be true?


1 Comment

  1. Scott Erb said,

    September 27, 2010 at 9:25 am

    Agreed. And when you get busy it’s amazing how many little efficiencies you find. When asked if I can do something and I feel busy I channel the line from “Chorus Line” – I can do that.

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