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I Don’t Have Time

2012 March 11
by Randy C

Time596 I Dont Have Time

We all have the same amount of time each day, unless of course you are on Filipino time. Then you may have more or less, depending upon whether it’s the thing you are doing, or the thing you are supposed to be doing.

No, the issue isn’t how much time we have, but instead what we choose to devote our precious time towards. Of course this blog is the perfect example of what I’m talking about.

You see as I was busily doing my normal Sunday chores (laundry, cleaning, grooming, etc.), I had, in addition, a bunch of other chores that I had assigned myself for this weekend. One thing led to another, and those additional chores were expanding rapidly. I was thinking, “I don’t have time to write an article this week.” I was lying to myself. I had the time. I had just decided, as we all do everyday, that the other things I wanted/needed to do were more important.

I believe we need to be real careful when we say “I didn’t have time” or “I couldn’t get to it”, to others, or to ourselves. It can be especially revealing if you were to say this to your loved ones, friends, employers, etc. While you may be thinking you are saying, “I didn’t have time”, they are hearing something completely different such as, “I didn’t feel you are important enough.”

Thankfully my blog seems to be pretty unemotional, and doesn’t really get upset if I don’t post for awhile. The only one that seems to care about that is Google, and that will keep my blog rated lower, among other not-so-nice things.

So there you have it. I don’t like saying, “I don’t have time”, because I know it’s not true. I do have more important things to do at this time, at least it seems so to me. No offense intended, and I’ll continue as I have the time.

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2 Responses leave one →
  1. Lyn permalink
    March 13, 2012

    Scientifically speaking time is continuously moving forward. I like the motto “Time Is Gold”. Some people are branded to be time conscious. But there are some who doesn’t care actually. The “Mañana Habit” for Filipinos denote waste of time also. It is always advantage to VALUE the TIME and to make use out of it to the fullest.

    Nice article sir.

    • March 13, 2012

      Thanks for your thoughts, Lyn.

      It is true that most people in my part of the world are time conscious, especially those involved in business. Some would say too much so. The world of business, at least the one I’m in, has gotten faster and faster. There is no longer any time allowed to complete a project. Very different and stressful.

      Though wasting time or procrastinating can have it’s own stresses.

      As frustrating as it will be to me, and I know it will, I look forward to the time and place when time is not as critical and the overall atmosphere is more relaxed.

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