The Best Question We Can All Ask Ourselves

I've written about my thoughts on busyness before. 

They continue to evolve as I spend a lot of time trying not to be busy. 

I mean, hey, Tim Ferris thinks that being busy is a form of Laziness.

"Being busy is a form of laziness-lazy thinking and indiscriminate action."

Well then, Tim. 

Thanks for that. 

However, today, I want to take it in a different direction and challenge you to ask yourself a very important question. 

If you're saying yes to this, what are you saying no to?

We all have the same 24 hours...

We all have commitments in our lives...

So, specifically talking fitness here, why do some have the "time" to sneak in 2-3 workouts a week, and others can never seem to find the time?

I don't think it's an excuse. 

I know you're busy, I get it. 

There are plenty of weeks that I don't get in all or any of my workouts. 

Let's look at the bigger picture, though?

At the end of the day, the reason why we don't get our workouts in is because we didn't say no to something else. 

At every single moment, you are saying yes to something, and no to something else. 

By reading this right now, you are saying yes to this and no to 10,000 other things that you could be doing. 

This is a priority for you right now. 

Thank you :)


The question you have to ask yourself is this...

If you're saying yes to fitness, what are you saying no to?

You could be saying no to hitting the snooze button....

You could be saying no to being home at 5pm, and instead not walking in until 6pm because you went to the gym....

The reality is this...

In order to say yes to something, you have to say no to something else. 

This is true in any time management. 

Whether you're balancing a crazy workload, family, relationships, etc. 

At any given moment, something is more of a priority, and that's totally cool, but you are always saying no to other things. 

Listen, we can call not having time to workout an "excuse."

I don't know that it is because I don't know what your priorities are. 

There's no right answer. 

If your priorities are being home at 5pm, that's totally cool, so you're saying yes to that, and you're saying no to working out after work. 

Agan, not wrong, it's just what your priority is. 


Instead of saying "I don't have time." 

Try saying "It's not a priority."

And ask yourself the question...

If I say yes to this, what am I going to say no to?

Because being busy means that you're just saying yes to too many things, not saying no enough, and you may need to take a look at what is important to you. 

The most important thing I can end with is there is no right answer. 

No one can judge your priorities, it's what's important to you. 

But if you want something to be a priority, that means you're going to have to be ok with saying no to something else. 

Sound good?

1% Better. 

Dedicated to Your Success,

Doug Spurling