“I learned that we can do anything, but we can’t do everything… at least not at the same time. So think of your priorities not in terms of what activities you do, but when you do them. Timing is everything.” ~ Dan Millman
I’ve been AWOL for much of this week, and it was a conscious decision. As much as this blog is one of my top priorities, both for my own discipline and my commitment to readers, my son and my students are always my topmost priorities. Both needed attention this week, and since the students outnumber my son 130:1, they took a disproportionate amount of time. So this is what went to the “do not do” list.
And the only good thing that came of this is that I did not feel one iota of guilt. I made the decision and moved on. This may not seem like a big thing to some people, but to me it was a very big thing indeed. Guilt can be my middle name sometimes, a “thing” I’m working on improving.
But these are some wise words from Millman. Learning to set the “when” is an important part of accomplishing “it all”. Learning how to set and stick to priorities is an important life skill.
This is the start of spring break, so I know I’ll be here every day for the next 10 days at least! After that, it’s the final three weeks of the spring term. This is “crunch time” for professors (and students, I know!), so coverage may be spotty during that time, as well.