5 Reasons You Have No Time

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By Mac Lake

How many times a week do you find yourself saying, “I don’t have time?”

I don’t have time. Think about that statement. It’s not true. You do have 1440 units (minutes) of it every day.

Time management is a myth. You can’t manage time. It’s a fixed commodity. There’s only self-management: how I handle myself during the time God has allotted to me.

So if I catch myself saying, “I don’t have time.” It’s an indictment of my integrity. Because it’s simply not true.

When I say, “I don’t have time,” it’s an indication of one or more of the following mistakes.

  1. I failed to plan ahead
  2. I have not clarified my priorities
  3. I’m letting other people dictate how I use my time
  4. I’m falling victim to distractions
  5. I have not learned the skill of focus

If we say, “I don’t have time,” let's at least be honest by finishing the sentence. “I don’t have time because…Fill in Mistake #1, 2, 3, 4, or 5.”


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Mac Lake’s passion is growing leaders for the local church. One of the primary ways that he does this is through the Multiply Group where you can get loads of resources to help you build a leadership pipeline. If you’d like to learn more about Mac, or to read more of his great leadership blogs, you can visit him at https://maclakeonline.com.


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