“Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vince, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Everyday in my Inbox I receive a Daily Inspiration Quote, and this one from today just stuck out in my mind. This quote comes from a book by H. Jackson Brown, Jr. titled Life’s Little Instruction Book.
And it has made me take action.
As each week starts, I have plans for the things I want and need to get accomplished. Laundry has to get done, groceries have to be bought, dinner has to be made, bills have to be paid. And in between all of that we have a job our employer pays us to go to each day. It does not leave a lot of time to focus on the things we want to do after we accomplish the things we have to do.
The weekend rolls around and I gather my breath trying to squeeze in some “me” time. The movie we wanted to see, friends we wanted to visit, crafts we wanted to complete, new hobbies we wanted to take up. And as Sunday night rolls around, those items are not checked off on my list; waiting to be started or finished by the time the next weekend rolls around. And I wonder, “Where does the time go?”
But in all reality, I do have the time, I just don’t make the time. I get sidetracked by checking emails, talking on the phone or getting caught up in some Reality Television Marathon of “Hoarders” or “Giulianna and Bill” on the E Channel.
Or I spent countless and precious time wasted on people or things who ended up having no consequence in my life. So the excuses I make for myself are over. Time is one thing I cannot get back, and it is up to me to do things that bring joy.
I have never been good on time management, thinking there was always tomorrow. But tomorrow is not guaranteed, so the time is now to fit in all the things I always wanted to do.
My list for my resolutions for 2013 have already been written, and now there is no time like the present!