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Why “I Don’t Have Time” Is Just An Excuse (And What’s Really Holding You Back)

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August 17, 2020

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I don’t have time.

Hands up if you utter this sentence every time you’re tempted to do something new. Like creating your new website. Starting your side hustle. Enrolling in a coaching course to get your qualifications and get started with your dream.

Time is tight. You only have 24 hours in the day and no matter what Gary Vee says, you can’t hustle 24/7. The whole “you can sleep when you’re dead” thing? It doesn’t work. It just kills you faster.

You need time to sleep, eat, and recharge your batteries or you end up exhausted and burned out. And so, when that idea pops into your head, you say, “I don’t have time for it…”

I totally get it.

But…

What if “I don’t have time” is just another excuse your Inner Mean Girl throws at you to keep you stuck in your comfort zone?


 

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You Have More Time Than You Think

When I first realised that life purpose coaching was my calling, I resisted the idea. I was already spread so thin. I was running a skin coaching business full time, taking on the odd freelance writing gig, and barely had any time left for my partner and friends.

But this idea wouldn’t leave me alone. For a whole year, that little voice inside me was nudging me, telling me to give it a go.

But, where would I find the time to get certified as a life purpose coach?

I decided to carve out a couple of hours on a Wednesday afternoon to look for potential courses I could take. I straight away signed up for one and spent one hour every morning watching the lessons and doing my assignments.

There, I had found the time.

And I still had plenty more for my full-time job and romantic dates with my boyfriend. This new schedule wasn’t affecting my productivity or relationships at all.

If the time is there, what is really holding you back from going after your dreams?

Related: How To Balance Your Side Hustle With Your Full-Time Job

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Why “I Don’t Have Time” Is An Excuse

I had proven to myself I had the time to pursue the things I was truly passionate about. So, why didn’t I take the plunge earlier?

I was scared.

I had no idea how to get started.

I didn’t know if I had what it takes to be a life purpose coach and create a thriving business.

It was too hard.

I was afraid of failing.

I was afraid of succeeding and not being able to handle it.

And so, it’s easier to just say: “I don’t have time for this.”

“I don’t have time” is code for “I don’t know how to do it and I’m too scared to figure it out.”

Related: How To Get Over Self-Doubt And Do That Thing You’ve Always Dreamed Of

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How To Stop Using The “I Don’t Have Time” Excuse

If it’s a priority for you, you’ll find the time. If not, you’ll find an excuse.

Every time I make another Deliveroo order, I tell my partner, “I don’t have time to cook! I’m working!”. But, the truth is, I wouldn’t cook even if I had a day off. I hate cooking. It’s just not a priority for me.

If that’s how you feel about your new side hustle or business, get honest with yourself, admit it’s not a priority, and move on.

But if your dream won’t leave you alone, and you know deep down this is something you need to pursue – no matter how afraid you are -, make it a priority.

Start small. Think about the tiniest step you can take to get closer to your goals. Schedule time on your calendar for it.

This is key. Once something is scheduled, it becomes a non-negotiable. Now you have no more excuses. When the time comes, take a deep breath and do it.

You have the time. Make the most of it.

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