You want to do this.

Admit it, most people are lazy.  If you really don’t have to do it, you might postpone it until later.  You know there are things you must do, should do, could do or need to do, but ultimately you have to want to do it.  You get out of bed early because you want to get your kids to school on time, you want clean teeth and no cavities so you have to brush every day. When you say you don’t have time to exercise, or say you want to lose 20 lbs., it really is because you don’t want it enough to move it to a higher priority.  Woulda’, coulda’, shoulda’ are all excuses, and your talk becomes the walk when you want it enough to make changes in your patterns, habits, desires and time management.

I challenge you to take 5 minutes out of your precious day and write down what you want and next to it what you could do to make it happen, and I’m not talking about buying a lottery ticket.  I’m talking about looking at your schedule and finding the time wasters and distractions that prevent you from doing the “wants” lower on your list.  For example, people who like to read and do some form of exercise, like gardening, have balanced these wants by switching to ebooks and listening to stories instead of reading.  Want to lose 20 lbs.?  Switch out the cheeseburger and fries for a chicken salad sandwich and a handful of almonds instead of a candy bar for an afternoon snack. Burn more calories without starving yourself.  You have to want it enough to taste it (pun intended).

Be honest with yourself.  If you won’t go to the gym or learn to play the piano, whatever it is, you cannot blame not having enough time.  Blame your priorities.

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