How To Be A Have Instead Of A Have Not

Of all the things an author needs for success, there is one that stands far above the rest.  Without it you can accomplish nothing.  It’s something we all possess, but most of us misuse it or ignore it, or even throw it away.  I’m talking about your most treasured resource and asset, which slips away moment by moment.  I’m talking about time.

Time Waits For No One

How often have you said you wanted to write a booklet (or a book), but you never found the time to start?  You’ve dreamed of living a richer life, yet you’ve done nothing to make it happen because you were too busy with other things.  It’s time to get serious.

Time waits for no one.  It goes on whether you’re watching tv, writing emails, surfing the net, talking on your cell phone, doing laundry or making dinner.   And, at the end of a long, tedious day, you may find yourself saying you just didn’t have time to get to your writing, but you’ll be sure to get to it tomorrow.  There will come a day, however, when you’ve run out of tomorrows, and all you have left is today.

Why You’ll Never Find The Time To Write And What You Can Do About It

Creating any written piece, whether it’s a manuscript, an article or blog post, is something you must make the time to do.  If you try to find the time to fit it in, you never will.  There will always be something else more important needing to be done, and the writing will have to wait.  But is it really fair to yourself to let your dreams of living a better life and doing what you love take a backseat to television?  Or the laundry?  Or dinner?  Of course not.  These things are really just excuses to keep you from accomplishing your goals.  The laundry can wait an hour or two.  Dinner can be eaten while you write.  Television can be skipped altogether.

If you’re having trouble finding the time you need to get your booklet started or finished, look at all the things you do in your day and ask yourself what you can cut out.  Then, replace those things with the things you need to do to reach your goals.  There are some things which will always be important, such as time spent with your children.  But, when you are looking for the time wasters in your day, you will suddenly become aware of several menial and unimportant things you do that can either wait or be removed from your day altogether.

The biggest difference between the haves and the have nots in society is how they use their time.  Make the most of yours.

To your riches!


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2 responses to “How To Be A Have Instead Of A Have Not

  1. very true, and yet so difficult to apply. we humans are shortsighted creatures.

    • Hi David.

      Yes, I know it can be difficult sometimes, but we only have so many hours in a day. Therefore, we really need to be aware of our choices as to what we’re doing with the time we have. The more time you put toward reaching your goals, the faster you’ll achieve them.

      I’m always very conscious of how I’m using my time, and I get upset with myself if I have an off day where I didn’t accomplish much because I got sidetracked by something like TV.

      Just being aware and thinking about how you spend your time is really the first step toward making the most of every day. When you’re thinking about it, you’ll find things that you can cut out or cut back on so that you can use that time to work on reaching your goals.


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