“I’m not ready.” “No one ever is. We don’t get to choose our time.”
– Doctor Strange
Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.
– Sam Levenson
Spend your money on the things money can buy. Spend your time on the things money can’t buy
― Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
“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 résumé, 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, Wall Street Journal