The Important Things in Life

by Lisa Call on February 22, 2006

in Motivation

This week Alyson Stanfield wrote in her weekly email newsletter: “There will never be enough time to do everything you want.”

I have a sign on my wall in my studio (right in front of my sewing machine so I see it daily, and often) that reads: “Everything changed the day she realized there was exactly enough time for the important things in her life.”

I think this says the same thing Alyson is saying but from a slighly different point of view.

For me learning to accept that there wasn’t enough time for everything was key to my happiness and success. I make sure my “important things” are identified so I make time for them to happen. In other words, just like Alyson recommends, I have to think about what my real goals are if I’m going to find time for them.

Everything changed the day she realized there was exactly enough time for the important things in her life.

{ 3 comments }

Karoda February 23, 2006 at 3:22 am

Your quote reminds me of Andreas’ Story People. He is a most inspiring artist for me.

Shan February 23, 2006 at 9:31 am

I love that. Toni Morrison is one of my favorite authors. I once heard her say that one day, when she worked as an editor, she found herself making a very long to do list. She tore it up and wrote something like “Things I must do or die.” That list was two entries long: 1. Mother her children. 2. Write.

Mine are mother my children and paint. Thanks for the reminder, Lisa.

Pat February 23, 2006 at 10:33 am

What a wonderful thought – I like YOUR take on it better than Alissons. It’s a positive frame of reference rather than a negative one. I think I’ll put the quote on MY studio wall!

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