Review of It’s About Time: The Art of Choosing the Meaningful Over the Urgent, by Valorie Burton

 When I saw the title of this book, I thought it would be a rehash of a little booklet I read decades ago called Tyranny of the Urgent. Some of the principles may be the same, but Burton brings everything into present-day context. She examines some issues that weren’t even dreamed of in the 1960s when Tyranny of the Urgent was written.

Burton is a busy wife, mom, speaker, life coach, and author with a background in psychology and motivation. With all that going on, she certainly needs to be able to master her time!

Writing from a Christian perspective, Burton uses personal stories from her family as well as examples from the lives of friends to illustrate her points.   Burton introduces the idea of thinking about time in the same terms we use to think about and discuss money. We can be in time debt, be time poor, and even build time wealth.

For those who want to get the most out of this book and start to apply Burton’s lessons, she gives meaningful assignments and exercises to help you realize how you are spending your time and discover the motivation for the choices you are making.

Burton’s writing is clear and the book is well organized. It’s About Time offers a significant value in a small package. Is it time to reorder your priorities?

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