We have all heard this phrase and we have all said it;
“Sorry, I didn’t have time to get that done, will do it tomorrow… “
In my seminars and workshops, this is one of the most heated discussion points.
When someone says they did not have time to accomplish a task or job, and they cite a “lack“ of time, what they are really saying is this;
“I decided to do something else instead of delivering on a promise I made to you to accomplish what I said I would for you.”
When we fail to accomplish goals, priorities, tasks either for ourselves of other people, we are demonstrating one of the key weaknesses in our ability to accomplish priorities that we set of ourselves each day. Not accomplishing goals and priorities is one of the key reasons we send up feeling dissatisfied with ourselves, which ends up increasing our stress levels substantially.
We all have plenty of time each day, the problem comes into play in how we deploy and invest that time.
Let’s take our example of not getting a specific task done and using a “lack of time” as the reason.
1. Take away housekeeping tasks; washing, eating, sleeping, private time we dedicate for outside activities, lets settle on 8 hours for “work“ duties.
2. You promise a colleague that you deliver a report to them 2 days from now. That report will take a maximum of 1 hour to compile and email over to them, max.
3. You recognize that the report is [...]