Many people believe they have no time because they think they are far too busy. Since we all have the same amount of time each minute/hour/day, when people feel/think they don’t have enough time they are experiencing a flawed mindset. Actually, these people do have time and their mindset is clouded by some form of ineptitude. Sometimes it's their ineptitude...their inability to identify their talents and use their talents to perform their work. Sometimes it's the ineptitude of people they work with...again, the problem often boils down to a mismatch between talents and work tasks.
If the people are bosses then they can't blame others...they have to accept the fact their ineptitude is the source of the problem [and the cause of the alleged shortage of time].
Herein lies a Catch-22. People get so busy 'in their minds' they have no time to address their own ineptitude or anyone else's. When this problem takes full hold, their too-busy mindsets fuel their ineptitudes and their ineptitudes fuel their too-busy mindsets. The result is a never ending cycle - a shrinking spiral -of work, busyness, stress, and distress...in a paycheck-to-paycheck business environment...[if business is doing that well].
When I hear people complain about poor business practices at their company, I know they believe they are too busy.
When I hear people complain about being too busy, I know their company is experiencing poor business practices.
Busyness and Ineptitude: These things regularly travel hand in hand, creating a tightly-clutched Catch-22. To excel, people need break the Catch-22 by doing at least one of two actions:
#1 - stop saying & thinking "I am too busy" and
#2 - start injecting better goals, better procedures & better disciplines into their business practices.
Of the above 2 actions, #1 is the easier starting point.
But, what if people try #1 and cannot do it...