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Accepting Our Universal Limitation

You and I should both stop saying, “I don’t have enough time.”

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Because that’s a falsehood and a lie.

We have the same amount of time every day that everyone else on the planet does. Unless, of course, today is the day your time on this planet is finished. But that’s also a universal reality. Everyone has a limited number of hours. And a limited number of days to breath this air and to live this life.

You and I have today. 24 hours. 86,400 seconds.

And here’s the deep and profound reality: that’s enough time because it’s the time that you have.

If you struggle with time, the truer statement is this:

“I don’t know what I should be saying ‘no’ to.”

Overcommitment is the problem. We should be saying “no” quickly and often. We overestimate our own abilities to ‘get things done’ and we underestimate our need to make people we don’t know all that well happy with us.

Don’t misunderstand today.

I’m not saying you should only “live for this moment.” That’s not always wise.

I am saying, you have the time you need to do the essential.

It’s up to you to determine what “essential” means to you.

It’s time to embrace the reality of your limitations.