There is time – it’s up to you to make it happen.

You are rarely too busy, you just don’t want it enough.

Piss you off? Good. Truth hurts.

 Here is the reality – there are 168 hours per week .

Start with the most important - Sleep. You should be sleeping 8 hours per night: 168 – 56 = 112. Say you work 10 hour days, not including commuting: 112 – 50 = 62.
One hour commuting each way, five days per week: 62 – 10 = 52.
20 hours per week dedicated to family time: 52 – 20 = 32.
Six hours per week dedicated to cooking: 32 – 6 = 26.
Three hours dedicated to errands: 26 – 3 = 23.
Five hours dedicated to chores and projects: 23 – 5 = 18.
Three hours dedicated to relaxing before bed 18 – 3 = 15.

 15. 15 Full hours left over in the week for whatever you please.

 About 10 of these hours can be set aside for training six days per week including driving to the gym, driving home, and showering after. Even if you do have the schedule listed above still have five hours to do whatever you please - and this is after already taking out 20 hours for family and friends. Do not tell me you don’t have time to get to the gym, just tell me you don’t want to do it.

 Reality is: Most people DO NOT work 10 hour days, most DO NOT commute one hour each way, most DO NOT dedicate 20 hours to friends and family, most DO NOT sleep eight hours per night, and most DO NOT train more than 10 hours per week. Even six hours dedicated to training for three to four days per week is effective.

 The biggest time suck is unnecessary screen time. Over the next week I challenge you: Every time you look at your phone - 5 burpees.  
Look at Instagram more than once per day? 15 air squats.
Facebook? 15 Push Ups.
Twitter? 15 sit ups.
Every new episode of a TV show? 20 burpees.

 The average American spends 30 hours per week watching TV. Think about all the TV shows you watch and now replace them with something like biking, hiking, reading a book, playing a game with the kids, church league basketball

An excuse I hear all the time “it’s dark when I finish work”

 If you have a deadline of the 21st. Why push yourself to finish by 5pm on the 20th? What’s wrong with clocking out at 3, enjoying three hours in the afternoon to be with your family and friends, and then clocking back in at 7 pm after dinner until 9 to complete your project? From 7-10 during most weeknights, TV is the most common activity, replace it with something productive. If clients, bosses or others won’t respond till tomorrow, what’s the harm in emailing or finishing after standard business hours? There is no harm in finishing projects at night, when that time would just be lost to TV.

 There is time – it’s up to you to make it happen.

George Cullen