Whether you are rich or poor, young or old, American or Indian, or any other distinction you want to come up with, we all receive the gift of 24 hours each day. This week’s Soul Food for Friday seeks to leverage the gift of time.
“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” — Annie Dillard
“Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have 24-hour days.” — Zig Ziglar
“God has given me this day to use as I will … what I do today is important, because I am exchanging a day of my life for it.” — Dr. Heartsill Wilson
“Only one third of American workers plan their daily schedules. And only 9 percent follow through and complete what they planned.” — Survey taken by Day Timers, Inc.
“Would that I could stand on a busy corner, hat in hand, and beg people to throw me all their wasted hours.” — Bernard Berenson
“No matter how much time you’ve wasted in the past, you still have an entire today.” — Denis Waitley
“Minutes are worth more than money. Spend them wisely.” — Thomas P. Murphy
“With excellent time management, you get more living out of life, more time for the people and things you enjoy.” — Brian Tracy
“Time flies. It’s up to you to be the navigator.” — Robert Orben (That’s why time is more about compass, then clock.)
“My time is as much mine as my money. If I don’t let everybody else spend my money, I’m not going to let them spend my time.” — Fred Smith
“Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” — H. Jackson Brown Jr.
“Time management is really a misnomer — the challenge is not to manage time, but to manage ourselves.” — Stephen R. Covey
“Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.” — C. Northcote Parkinson aka Parkinson’s Law
“God never imposes a duty without giving time to do it.” — John Ruskin
“Remember that it was God who decided on a 24-hour day, and he must have felt it was enough. We can never do all that we expect ourselves to do, and we can rarely do all that others expect us to do, but we can always do all that God expects us to do.” — Scott Sernau
“For fast-acting relief, try slowing down.” — Lily Tomlin
“He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.” — Ecclesiastes 3:11, NIV 1984
Time is ultimately a gift from God. Leverage today’s gift well!
What is your best use of time in a perfect day? What quote gets your life aligned around leveraging the gift of time?