It’s easier to just plop down on the couch and watch your favorite TV show(s) instead of going to the gym.
It’s also easier to drive to a fast food restaurant for a quick bite to eat instead of cooking a nutritious meal at home.
For most of us, that’s exactly the problem — we’d rather take the more convenient route and say “I don’t have time” than to do what really matters. Our excuses always seem to be that we don’t have enough time during our day.
But what if we really had more than we thought?
Consider the fact that there are 168 hours in a week. Obviously, nobody has 168 hours of free time, but we’re bound to have a couple hours of unused time somewhere.
Let’s say that the average person gets 8 hours of sleep (56 hours/week). That leaves us with 112 hours left of time.
Now let’s factor in work. Again, that’s about another 8 hours per day for 5 days (40 hours/week). We’re now down to 72 hours of free time.
Take away from that about 6 hours per day (42 hours/week) of other activities such as getting ready for work, commuting, running errands, etc. We’re down to 30 hours.
Thirty hours of “free” time. Still can’t find 3 or 4 hours during the week to go work out? Or 30 minutes to prepare a meal or two?
The issue is not lack of time, but how we set our priorities. It’s what you spend your valuable hours on that reflects what really matters to you. When you analyze your priorities for a minute, the excuse of lack of time doesn’t make sense anymore.
We all have obstacles in our lives. You have the choice to set your priorities straight and not let any obstacle stop you from getting to where you want, or to continue making excuses and getting nowhere.
It’s your call.
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