Now is the time to talk about the busy and time broke people. They may be professionals or students, rich or poor, young, high tech or low tech. One commonality they all have is: They are all busy people. In fact very busy and have no time!

How many times have we heard someone saying this?

“I am too busy to do this.”

“I have no time right now for anything.”

This is the most common excuse heard around on a daily basis. Our friends, family members, colleagues and other acquaintances, they all use one of these statements to explain why they can’t do what they were supposed to do! Many use this excuse to just get by the situation, while others really feel like they are dying with the work load.

Let’s take an example to understand the lifestyle of busy professionals who spent almost all their day and most of night in office working hard and have no time for anything else.

We all know how important exercise for a good health is. Doctors recommend working out for at least 30 minutes a day for at least 3 days a week to keep a good health. But not many people really exercise even though we all know it’s important!

Reason?  No brainer! Same “no time” excuse most of the time! Also because it’s not critical if we already have a good health right now.

Let’s say the company they work for changes the policy that requires everybody to submit proof of doing exercise at least 3 times on a weekly basis and links this policy to their salary.

Guess what? Everybody suddenly will find time now to exercise regularly and also take extra time to get and submit the proof in timely manner!

So, where did the time come from now?

Here is the deal! With the change in company policy, working out is no more a matter of choice. It became a need, an urgent need and thus this activity got top priority and thus time was allocated to it!

Average people live by this approach. For them, important things in life don’t get attention in general until they become critical. Until body doesn’t complain, they keep ignoring health, until wife doesn’t ask for divorce, they keep ignoring family and running around in office, until they are not fired from job, they don’t think of diversifying their earnings. These people always have ready answer if you ask them to act,”I am too busy!”

David Schwartz writes in his famous book “The Magic of Thinking Big” about this same exact excuse. He calls it a disease by name “Exquisites” where he really explains that everybody, whether you are president of a big company or the paperboy, has exactly the same 24 hours in a day. Nobody has more, nobody has less. He says there is just no truth in this statement! Successful people don’t say “I don’t have time”.

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that “extra”. Winners recognize that difference and take charge to put that extra efforts and differentiate themselves from average and ordinary crowd.

It is said that readers are the leaders. I would recommend reading and learning from some fabulous books to those serious about life and have some dreams and desires to make a difference in their lives and help others as well.

Some of my favorites are:

1. “The Magic of Thinking Big” by David Schwartz

2. “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen R. Covey

3. “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill

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