Too busy or misguided priorities?

May 30, 2020 • Insights on Life, Learn

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Someone once asked me, “What if we don’t have time to spend in reflection in the morning?”

My response was, “Everybody has time. The question is what are you willing to make time for?”

At the end of the day, it comes down to priorities. What’s important in your life?

I’m sure many people have time to update their social media status or scroll endlessly on various social feeds. People make time to talk with their friends or text back and forth endlessly. 

It’s amazing how many times I hear people say to me, “I’m so busy. I have no time.” 

Yet, when your friend calls you up and says, “Hey, do you want to get together for coffee next week,” you’ll say, “I can’t on Wednesday, but Thursday I have some time. Let’s have lunch.” This is pre-pandemic of course. You can set aside two hours for lunch with a friend but you are telling me you don’t have 5-minutes a day to spend in reflection by yourself. 

Do you know how many five minute segments there are in two hours? Twenty-four. That means in a span of twenty-four days, you could spend five minutes each morning in reflection by yourself. You could say NO to the two-hour lunch with your friend and spend five minutes each morning reflecting on your life for twenty-four days instead. 

To me, it comes down to priorities. What are the priorities in your life?

It’s not a privileged position. All of us are given twenty-fours in a day. Not a second more or less. It’s up to us what we do with it. 

We find time and make time for what we want.  

So, what are you willing to make time for?

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