“I Don’t Have Enough Time” Is Not An Excuse

The most common excuse that people use for why they can’t or don’t do something is “I don’t have enough time.”

People claim that if they only had more time in the day then they would finally be able to start a business, learn another language, learn to play a new instrument, or write that book they always wanted to write.

What keeps these people from doing what it is they want to do, and need to do, is their belief that there just isn’t enough hours in a day, which just isn’t true.

There’s always enough time in the day. It’s just how you choose to spend that time that matters.

The problem though, is that most people spend their time on the wrong things.

“I don’t have enough time,” actually just means “It wasn’t important enough.”

When something is important to you, you make the time regardless of any of your other obligations.

Instead of watching TV, spending time on social media, or playing Call of Duty, work on improving your life.

Instead of going to bed at 11, go to bed at 12. You don’t need to sleep deprive yourself every night to start a business or learn an instrument, but squeezing in an extra hour every day is all you need.

It’s like Jason Fried, founder of 37singals, says in the book “Rework,”

“The truth is most people just don’t want it bad enough. Then they protect their ego with the excuse of time. Don’t let yourself off the hook with excuses. It’s entirely your responsibility to make your dreams come true.”


14 thoughts on ““I Don’t Have Enough Time” Is Not An Excuse

  1. for some reason people don’t make enough time for themselves as a rule. On a list of importance many of us put our self at the bottom of the list and then again, that list does get shuffled at my home as to order of importance.. that’s a good thing!

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  2. I completely agree with you. The people I know that complain most about not having enough time are the ones that actually do the least with the time they do have. It’s all about prioritizing and not wasting time on useless/meaningless things.

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