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Too Busy to See Anything



September 21st

I have a confession to make...I haven't seen a thing since I left Oklahoma. That may sound impossible, but 2 weeks ago I was in Williams, AZ (which is the jump off town to go to the Grand Canyon) and stayed in a hotel there, but I didn't go to the Grand Canyon. We arrived at sunset and left at sunrise to go to a school, but didn't make the 30 minute drive up there to see one of the greatest wonders in America. Last week I was in San Diego, but I didn't see the ocean. 3 days ago I was just outside Yosemite National Park, but I didn't get to see that either. I haven't seen anything and I have only one thing to blame it on...me. I have been too busy to see things that some people travel half way across the world just to view, what's the deal?

If you're being honest, you'll probably admit that you've done the same thing yourself. How many amazing things in life do we miss because we're 'too busy'. This past year has really brought this to my attention as I've had the opportunity to travel all over the country, but missed hundreds of sites that are really quite amazing.

So what do we do about it? Sometimes these near misses are unavoidable, my schedule is so tight sometimes that I'm lucky just to get to my destination on time, but then there are other times. We all have times where we make ourselves too busy and miss many moments in life that we frankly, just don't want to see. These are the moments that we need to make time for. Make a decision that you will make time for your kids and what they're interested in, find time to do something with your spouse they find interesting. If you live near a natural wonder, go see it. I've talked to hundreds of people that have yet to see amazing things that are just around the corner. Quit making excuses, they're not your style.

The other thing that will help is if you find ways to be more efficient at what you do. Tons of things we do everyday aren't being done as effectively as possible. If you find that you are spending too much time on something, ask for help and learn to do them better. Maybe your workout could use a tune up. If you're still not using jump rope as an integral part of your workout, maybe it's time you learned how to do it.

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