There is never an excuse of no time.
My mom has always told me, and I believe her mother before her, that we make time for what we want to do in this world.
This is an important perspective, and one worth repeating.
Basically, there is no such thing as an excuse that we don’t have time to do something. Rather, when we say that we “don’t have time” what we really mean is that we don’t want to have time. For when we really want something, we make time.
I think this is an important thing to remember, vis-à-vis other people, as well as just as we think about what we CHOOSE to make time for (or not).
Vis-a-vis others, this is important to keep in mind, as we figure out where on the other person’s list of priorities we fit. I find this particularly true in dating. (Perhaps, I shouldn’t share this secret publicly. Whatever.) But it obviously, also applies with regards to business deals, interviews, and access to our managers at work.
Vis-a-vis ourselves, it is important to consider, since it helps us understand what we ourselves value (or don’t). By determining those things that we don’t make time for, we can better understand that they are not priorities in our life, then ask ourselves, if they perhaps should be.
So there is always enough time for anything we want. The only question is what do we want.