Self-Responsible Means Self Interested

Before you say, “I don’t have the time,” make sure to answer the question, “Do I MAKE the time?” You can “make time” in different ways. The most overlooked way is to CUT something you currently do in favor of something you deem more important. There’s an important premise behind all this. That premise is: “My time is my own, my time belongs to me.” Yes, this is selfish — and it’s healthy! It’s also true. I think of it this way: If we’re all self-responsible, we all get to be self-interested too. This is why so much self-help and psychotherapy go wrong. They ignore the need for self-esteem thinking. You can read all the books you want on time management; it’s never going to happen without self-esteem. Self-esteem cannot get rid of the fact that there are only so many hours in the day, and that sometimes tough choices must be made. But self-esteem will make your time management, for the first time, possible. Managing time and stress without the underlying thinking of a person with self-esteem is like going through life blindfolded and with hands tied. Millions are doing this right now. You need not be one of them.