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Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy.
-- Robert Half


Thursday, December 18, 2014

Passage of time

There’s absolutely nothing you can do to stop or to slow the passage of time. Yet there are countless things you can do to gain great value from each hour that does pass through your life.

If you’re facing a deadline, the last thing you want to do is worry about it or obsess over it. You cannot change the deadline, so let it be, and let yourself go about doing the work that’s due.

Do all you can with the time you have. Do all you can, being positive and productive, not concerning yourself with whether the time you have is too little or is passing too quickly.

Time will pass as it will, no matter what you think or how much you complain. So use your energy not to lament but to think, say, do, experience, explore, to move forward and to make real, meaningful progress.

You rarely get to choose how much time you have. However, you always get to choose how much good solid effort you put into each moment.

Time will go by, so watch it as it goes with the satisfaction of knowing you’re making great use of it. And as time moves relentlessly forward, so will you.

— Ralph Marston

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