(Part 49 of 74 in My Journey)
Starting today, you are no longer allowed to utter the words: “I don’t have time.” Instead, you will say, “It’s not a priority.”
~ Steve Kamb
Years ago, when I discovered the Lehigh Valley Parkour community’s inside jokes, I started avoiding the word “can’t” — if another LVPK member hears you, there’s an immediate 5 pushups penalty. (Very annoying in markets, subways, when driving, you get the idea.) Instead of saying “I can’t do that…” you start to say “I can do that when I am able to [insert something I need to work on].” Changing your words, changes your thoughts, changes your actions, changes your life.
Well, this one is my newest addition. No more “I don’t have time”; It’s all going to be, “It’s not a priority.” Go ahead, try a few of these out loud:
I don’t have time to eat healthy, becomes… Eating healthy isn’t a priority.
I don’t have time to exercise, becomes… Exercise isn’t a priority.
I don’t have time to sleep, becomes… Sleep isn’t a priority.
Oh, well brain, if you’re going to think about it that way… our whole life is going to change.