All the time people tell me that they wish they had enough time to focus on what they truly want.
Most the time, I call bullshit.
We all know that there’s no such thing as “having the time” to do anything.
We always have more to do than we can, and, for the things that matter, we make the time.
Time management is one of those things in life that we make far too complicated, when, actually, it’s damn simple.
In one word, time management is: Prioritization.
That means: Figure out what matters most, and shift your time there. Then, once you have completed your “highest value task,” you move on to the next, and so on.
The problem for many of us, however, is that we can lose sight of what truly matters, and too, we are apt to get in our own way.
Overwhelmed, we focus on all the things we “have to” get done, and we fail to focus on the one thing that matters most right now.
Overthinking, we plan 45 million steps ahead, but fail to take one single step.
That’s typically for one reason: It’s by design.
We’re scared to take action, so our brains invent every single excuse we can find to avoid those tasks that we perceive to be “hard.”
By making these questions big, by saying, “I don’t know what I want” or, “I don’t’ know what steps to take,” or, “I don’t have time for that,” we find for ourselves a nice little excuse that enables us to keep avoiding the most important topic of our life.
The great thing is, if you keep avoiding and fail to make time to focus on these topics, you’ll die before you ever have to address them.
Or, you can commit yourself to carve out at least a couple hours a week for creating the life you truly want.