Words of Wisdom: Not Enough Time in the Day

Today I have a special quote to share with anyone who thinks there are not enough hours in the day:

"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 Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein." ~H. Jackson Brown Jr

If you are truly being honest with yourself, what is really the problem? Could it be that you are conflicted about your priorities? What is most important to you? Your kids, your relationship, your career, a second career, your friends? Then allocate enough time to work on it. You can have it all, but it may take longer than if you just wanted one thing.

If you truly have more work than you can handle and are feeling overwhelmed, perhaps you need to consider getting someone to help you out. If you want more out of life, refocus your efforts on the things that will make the biggest difference. Start by making a list of everything that you need or want to get done.

Then identify the three things in the list that will make the biggest difference for you. Then take some action right away that will get you on your way to achieving each of those 3 things. Finally, carve out some time in your schedule, even if it is just 10-15 minutes a day, to take some action that will get you closer to achieving those goals and getting you closer to the results you truly want.

It is ok to want anything. Write a book, do art, talk, learn, declutter, meditate, develop a new app, look for a new job. Whatever you want to do, you may not have hours to spend working towards but 15 minutes each day will get you a little closer to the results you want over time. If you don't feel like you are making progress, break down the goal into smaller chunks and celebrate your progress as each one is competed.

Don't worry about making mistakes when setting your goals. It is very common to re-evaluate and refine your goals as you make progress. What will make the biggest difference is to get a vision of where you want to go and then start actively working towards it -- today!

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