Think about how these two declarations sound:
- “Let me make time to do it.”
- “Let me find time to do it.”
If you asked someone to do something, which response seems more convincing and persuasive?
When someone says they’ll make time to do something, you sense they’ll give the matter a feeling of priority. It implies that they’ll prioritize.
On the other hand, if someone says they’ll find time, it appears like they’ll hope to find a gap where they may fit you in—if they can remember what it is you asked them to do.
Often language—particularly self-talk—can have a way of revealing truths about values and priorities. The expression “I’ll make time” shows how the idea of time management only matters to how important the stuff is that’s competing for your time.
Idea for Impact: You know something is important when one makes time for it.
Think carefully about what you make time to do versus what you find time to do. The essence of time management is to prioritize.
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