Consider the opportunity cost of ‘not having the time’ to start a creative project, outside of your day job.
Let’s say you want to learn HTML. If you spend fifteen minutes a day on Code Academy, you’ll be able to code something really cool by the end of the year, if not sooner. That’s being conservative.
You can come up with fifteen minutes every day. Your lunch break at work. Before breakfast. Before bed. On the toilet with the door shut so nobody bothers you, if you have to.
How much money are you losing by not doing it? You’ll never build that app if you’re too busy doing endless paperwork.
Perhaps your elusive goal is fitness, and you need 45 minutes a day. Your job and your kids leave you too tired to workout.
What will your health care costs be thirty years from now if you neglect your wellness? More, or less than what you earned per hour yesterday while you could have been exercising?
The point is that time is never a good reason to put off doing something. In fact, time is the very reason you need to start today – you don’t have enough of it.
You can always make money. You can never make more time.