The problem isn’t that there isn’t enough time in our day to accomplish important things. The problem is that we don’t set aside enough energy to do them.
We focus an enormous amount of energy on busywork. A never-ending checklist of emails, phone calls, chores, bills…reacting from one emergency to the next.
So, let’s be clear: We have a clock management problem, not a lack of time problem.
“I didn’t have time.” No.
More accurately, “I didn’t think it was important enough to do right now.” Bingo.
If we really considered it important we would do it. Be careful what you consider is important.