Time Management - Busting The Myth of "I Don't Have Enough Time"

By James Mills, Associate Partner & Mentorship Coach, Lighthouse International

"Lost time is never found again."

- Benjamin Franklin

How many times do you think people use the phrase; 'I don't have enough time'? Quite a lot, right? So if you find yourself using this expression a lot, you may be fascinated to learn how much time the everyday person has over the course of a lifetime and how much they value this resource we all have...

Here's an eye-opening infographic that reveals how an average person in the developed world living to the age of 78 can expect to spend their time...

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How Legends See Time

Isn't it amazing that we can spend so much of our lives doing things we may not enjoy? The reality is that we all have the same 24 hours in the day, but it's clear that true legends are the people who use this time more effectively - spending more of their time doing the things they love whilst also making a positive difference in the world. So what is the difference? Quite simply legends see their time differently as the following quotes show...

"We must use time wisely and forever realise that the time is always ripe to do right."

- Nelson Mandela

"My favourite things in life don't cost any money. It's really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time."

- Steve Jobs

"We think, mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of time we put in at work, instead of the quality of time we put in."
- Arianna Huffington

Legends Appreciate The Value of Time

Legends clearly value their time! Here are a couple of quotes from the world-renowned motivational speaker Jim Rohn and psychotherapist M. Scott Peck that show us why valuing our time is linked to our overall success and happiness.

"Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time."

- Jim Rohn

"Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it."

- M. Scott Peck

Many will complain about the lack of time, but until we place significantly more value on ourselves and our time, we will never make the quantum shifts we want to make in our lives. Check out this article for more on why we DO have enough time to achieve our dreams...

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