Thursday, February 25, 2016

Time is a Choice

"Instead of saying 'I don't have time' try saying 'it's not a priority,' and see how that feels. Often, that's a perfectly adequate explanation.  I have time to iron my sheets, I just don't want to. But other things are harder.  Try it: 'I'm not going to edit your resume, sweetie, because it's not a priority.' 'I don't go to the doctor because my health is not a priority.' If these phrases don't sit well, that's the point.  Changing our language reminds us that time is a choice.  If we don't like how we're spending an hour, we can choose differently."

                --Laura Vanderkam, in the Wall Street Journal


  1. Oh Polly, what a brilliant quote! I went straight to the linked article, what a great read. Thank you.