When you are comfortable on your path, it doesn’t matter where it leads.

A few years back, I wouldn’t have shared this quote from Abraham-Hicks.

Yeah, yeah, another quote about “it’s not the destination, it’s the journey”, I would have thought.

I didn’t agree with that. 

At the time I worked as a result-focused project manager and the destination was all that mattered. The important thing was to find the fastest way to get there.

This way of thinking made me successful. My projects went well. When the inevitable obstacles blocked our way towards the destination, we would find another way. The destination was the important part, the journey was just a means to an end.

The reason I share this quote now, is not because I no longer care about the destinations. It is because I agree with the “being comfortable” part.

In hindsight, I realize that maybe it wasn’t (only) my result-focus that made these projects successful. I was also comfortable in my role. We had fun in every single project. Not every single moment of every single project, but each project was a lot of fun.

Therefore I teach my Time Management clients about the importance of WANT time. If you don’t include time to do what you want, if you are not comfortable on your path, it is hard to get to your destination.

On the other hand, if you have fun on your way you can get to whatever destination you choose.

Do take the time to have fun! 😊


A tortoise only makes progress when it sticks its neck out.

What does “sticking your neck out” mean to you?

I used to think about provoking.

Saying something that others would disagree with.

When thinking about the tortoise, who only moves forward with its head out, I see that it can be everyday things. 

The only things we need to provoke are our own limiting ideas.

When it comes to finding time for what really matters to you, these are a few ways you can stick your neck out.

  • Make a plan – and dare to deviate from it. Too many of the women I help don’t plan at all since they are afraid they can’t stick to it – and then they will feel bad. Others are afraid they will lose their spontaneity if they plan. Remember, a plan is not there to restrict you, it is meant to support you. Dare to plan and dare to change your plan.
  • Only spend time with people because you want to. Skip the visits and check-ins you do out of duty. Not only will this free up time, it will give you relief and energy. Over time you may find yourself wanting to meet some of these people but only when you feel like it. They will notice the difference!
  • Do something you have wanted to do a long time but you have put off, thinking you “didn’t have time” to do it.

None of us makes progress staying inside shells built of habits and ideas of what we “should” be doing.

Stick your neck out.

I am looking forward to hearing about your progress!