3 Steps To Create Time: plus 10 Inspiring Quotes

To do anything worthwhile, the chief struggle people face is finding creating time.

The year is half-spent already. It is likely that you are not on track to achieving most of what you set out to on January 1. Sunrise became sunset, and vice-versa, six months later you are no farther from where you took off.

The struggle is really

not how to get things done, but when (setting out time) to get it done.

Maybe you can identify. I sure can. I have learnt, the hard way, that I must create time for anything I deem worthwhile.

Nothing just happens. You must create the time. Some out there, the high achievers everyday people, are getting things done – solving problems and achieving their dreams. They have 24 hours in a day, just like you and me.

To create time, I am learning to

  • Set priorities. All the things that demand your time cannot be equally important.
  • Focus. On the one thing (or few things) that are most important or critical to achieving my goals.
  • Allot time. To get my priorities done. I may fail at it (this happens more times than I want.) Still, I set aside more time to keep at it till it gets done.

Here are 10 quotes to inspire you to set aside time, out of your daily ‘inadequate’ 24 hours to get things done.

“Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it you can never get it back.”
— Harvey MacKay

What’s the thing you don’t own but can lose, irrecoverably? Time!

“Time = life; therefore, waste your time and waste your life, or master your time and master your life.”
— Alan Lakein

Yes, the quality of your life is determined by how well you employ your time.

“Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.”
— Zig Ziglar

Now that you know the problem, it is half solved. Go get direction for your life.

“Time is a created thing. To say ‘I don’t have time’, is to say, ‘I don’t want to.”
— Lao Tzu

I can’t agree more. You always have time for that which you really want to do.

“The future is really busy. That time you think you are going to have…well, it will only exist if you create it.”
— John Meese

How is time created? Set priorities, and execute in order of importance. You will find you have time for your important things.

“’Someday’ is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you.”
— Tim Ferriss

Right. Like a mirage, ‘someday’ seems to be just there, then it is not. It keeps teasing until you are out of time.

“Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.”
— Spanish Proverb

That is why ‘now’ is the right time to get things done. Whatever you have been putting off, get on with it. Act now!

“Whether it’s the best of times or the worst of times, it’s the only time we’ve got.”
— Art Buchwald

Even the worst of times can be redeemed. History is full of examples of people who turned the worst of times into their finest hour – Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, William Wilberforce, Winston Churchill etc.

“’We must use time as a tool, not as a couch.”
— John F. Kennedy

With the former you get things done – that’s what tools are for; they help get work done. For the latter, the best you get is needless rest – rest isn’t needed for doing nothing.

“’The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.”
— Michael Altshuler

Let the fact that time flies be a motivation for you to make the most of ‘now’. As you fly time, ensure that at touchdown you are a better you.

Which of the quotes did you find most inspiring? Add any inspiring ‘Time’ quote you know, in the comments.

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