“I just don’t have the time to exercise.”
“I’ve just been too busy to get to that project.”
“I’ll just have to reach out to that customer another day.”
You may be passing through life versus setting a specific course for what matters the most more than you realize. The greatest inhibitor to setting a planned course tends to be a fear or a resistance toward the task that is being persistently avoided.
Often, the hardest work for us to complete is precisely the work that will make the greatest positive difference for us once it is completed. Yet we continue to occupy all of our time with the more immediate and less complex tasks that keep us super busy.
Take on the most important work first to control your schedule. If that important project, that workout or that customer isn’t currently on your schedule, then recreate the schedule. It won’t go away if it is that important.
“The Principle of Priority states (a) you must know the difference between what is urgent and what is important, and (b) you must do what’s important first.” — Steven Pressfield —