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Dream Derailer#9d- Insufficient Time

March 3, 2011

Let me start off by saying, “You have enough time.”  Or let me put it more precisely, “You have all the time you’re ever going to get!”  Time is the great equalizer.  Unlike money and talent, everybody gets the same amount of time.  Time is the one thing that no matter what we do we won’t get any more or any less of. Now, I have to admit it feels like time does seem to fly when we are doing certain things, drag with others, and to even stand still under certain conditions.  However unless you fly to the moon or evoke quantum physics theories, we each will have the same number of hours.

So with that said, let’s look at what the real issue is, managing the time we have.  One strategy for getting control of your time is to approach it like you would money.  You’ve got to know how much you have, where you’re spending it, and how much you have left.  It’s the same with your time.  When we value something we keep track of it, appreciate it, and don’t waste it. Where is your time being spent.  Do you know?  How much time did you waste today on things that did not move you in the direction of your most important goals?

How to Find More Time

As we’ve discussed, you will not find any more time, so you will have to redistribute the time you have.  Everyone gets 24 new hours every single day and most people say they are still too busy.   But, what we may not think about is how small amounts of time add up.  We’re looking for that big chunk of time which we may not be able to find so easily.  Did you know that if you just set aside ten minutes a day to work on a specific goal that it would equate to over 60 hours in a year?   What if you put just thirty minutes aside each day, that’s less time than one television show.  You would find over 180 hours.  That almost eight 23 eight- hour days in a years time.  What could you accomplish in 23 full work days?  It’s like the latte factor in saving money.  Now that we’ve established the fact that we have the time, next you need to determine how much time you need for your goals or dreams.   Next take a serious look at how you are spending your time now.  Find the time wasters and schedule your important work during that time. Before you know it, you’ll find that you have more time than you thought you did.

I’m Barbara Talley, the poet who speaks and inspires.  To find out more about me check out: What Does Barbara Do? or visit  my website.
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