Wednesday, July 15, 2009

On the Passage of Time

One of my favorite quotations has always been "Don't ever say, 'I don't have enough time.' You have exactly the same number of hours per day as William Shakespeare, Marie Curie, Thomas Jefferson, etc."

The original quote is probably untraceable and the names change through time. Current versions seem to feature Bill Gates and Oprah.

I try to live this quote. I talk a lot about being busy, but I will almost never say "I don't have enough time." Time is a choice.

That said, my friend Jim sent me this lovely link on Jefferson and the passage of time.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Love this post! So true. One of my biggest pet peeves is when someone tells me I have too much time on my hands, just because I choose to use my time for creative purposes. I have the same response for them. We have all been given 24 hours a day.