How to stop feeling like you just don’t have enough time

Making time for the important things

Time passes entirely too quickly. All too often you may find yourself thinking, “Where did the day go?” “Where did the month go? “Where did the year go?” “I’m suddenly 30, 40, 50 years old.”

You know what I’m talking about. It’s time to take control of where you’re going and what you’re going to spend your time on.

What are your priorities? What do you want? What are the most important things in your life? How are you going to get them?

These are some of the most fundamental questions you need to answer. And, yes, you may be tired of hearing them, but they never really go away. You can dodge them for a long time, but they have a funny way of following you.

Most people skim through this part of life and do what their parents did, do what their teachers told them to do, do what their friends do, or just coast along happy to have a paying job and not really looking forward to anything.

Most people complain they’re too busy and don’t have enough time. They complain that they’re interrupted by people they’d rather not talk to. They complain they don’t have enough money.

When you have a clear list of priorities, it becomes easier to say no to things. It becomes easier to handle interruptions. It becomes easier to get what you want.

For me, my biggest priorities are my wife, delivering presentations and trainings, writing books and articles, staying in reasonably good health, and playing music. That’s it. Those are the highest priorities and the things in my life that get my time before anything else.

This week, I’d like you to start identifying your true priorities. Scribble down some notes to yourself over the next few days and begin to get some clarity. What are the most important things in your life that you need to make time for?

Answering this question will be critical when you turn your attention to goal setting and setting up a system for getting what you want.

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About Joe Serio

Dr. Joe Serio is a keynote speaker, trainer, and author who helps the people in your organization navigate resistance to change so they can move forward successfully.

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