Time enough at lastBy Wade Kwon
To those who say they donâ€™t have enough time, I say nonsense. I have to remind myself sometimes as well.
We make time for the things that are important to us.
I almost never believe people who say they donâ€™t have time, especially when theyâ€™re saying it about spending time with me. We all have the same 24 hours in day.
Iâ€™ve seen the busiest people make time for their priorities, whether itâ€™s family, friends, â€œme timeâ€ whatever. And Iâ€™ve seen people with all the time in the world squander day after day into nothingness.
We create busy-ness. Itâ€™s partially about time management, but itâ€™s more about setting priorities.
No priorities, no game plan. No game plan, no uses for your time.
Iâ€™m not saying every moment must be planned out. But let enough moments slip by unchecked and before you know it, youâ€™re looking back wondering where all the time went.
I remind myself because I donâ€™t like wasting time. I want a schedule that I rule ruthlessly. I want to set aside an hour for exercise, and two for reading.
But it hasnâ€™t happened.
My bad habit is letting the urgent overtake the routine. Whatever is most pressing pushes out what has been already planned for days.
It happens frequently in newsrooms, but I managed to find the right balance.
I need to do it again.
I look back on my life sometimes and wish I had done some things earlier. Saved more, or bought a house, or learned to cook.
But regrets and worry â€” those things take time, too.
And I say, nonsense.