You Will Never Find the Time for Anything If You Don’t Make the Time

I live a day at a time. Each day I look for a kernel of excitement. In the morning I say: “What is my exciting thing for today?” Then, I do the day. Don’t ask me about tomorrow. – Barbara Jordan


We are each of us born with a purpose for existence, but through the hustle and bustle of modern living we can easily lose our way along the path and forget why we are here.


Time, it seems, is a scarce commodity. There is so much demand for our time, that we barely have any time for ourselves. How often do you find yourself saying, “I would like to do that, but I don’t have time”?

We don’t have time to do the things we want to do because everybody else owns our time.  Why? Because we let them

You are here for only a short span of time. How you use that time determines your level of happiness and personal fulfilment. If you get yourself into such a state that you feel like you are always running from pillar to post with hardly a moment to catch your breath, life can lose its luster.

Time is relative.

As Charles Buxton, the writer and philanthropist said, “You will never find time for anything.  If you want time, you must make it.”

Time is a psychological reference point that exists in the mind.  The reality is time does not exist.  When you say to yourself that you don’t have time, what story are you making up to support your perception?  Is the story true?  And if you really wanted to, could you change the story?

When we think of time, it’s usually in the past or the future, with rare moments in the present.  When you focus on the past, you tell yourself stories that support why you are the way you are now.  These stories are usually about regret, blame, guilt, nostalgia or pride.  For example, I have moments when I slip into daydreaming about how cool my life was when I was a cadet at West Point.  When I’m daydreaming, I am not focused on what I am doing now.

How we think about the past affects how we feel in the present.

When you focus on the future, you tell yourself stories about what you imagine will happen. These stories are usually fantasies about you future status in relation to your health, finances, relationships and work. The future becomes a repository for all of your dreams, hopes, fears and worries.

How we think about the future affects how we feel in the present.

The thing about the past and the future is they only exist in our minds.  Your true power rests in the now.  The only time you really have is right now!  And if you spend it thinking about the past and the future, of course you will never have time for anything now because you are too busy focused on things that don’t exist.