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I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty.
-- John D. Rockefeller
 

 

Saturday, March 27, 1999

Not enough time

How many things do you fail to start because you don’t think you have enough time to finish them? How many 20-minute projects do you never attempt because you only have 10 minutes?

One of the most insidious ways to waste time is to think that you don’t have enough time. Is that crazy or what? Think about it. You’re pressed for time, you’re running short of time. So how do you spend the time you do have? You fritter it away, thinking that there’s not enough time to do what you really need to do.

Just get started on it. If you don’t finish, it will wait. At least you’ve started. At least you’ve made some effective use of your time. Better to start and not finish than not to start at all. If you don’t have enough time, that’s all the more reason to get started now. It is certainly not a reason to procrastinate.

Short on time? We all are. So use the time you have. Wishing for more time is simply a waste of time. Get busy. Get started. You may not finish today, but so what? You’re moving forward, and that’s the best direction to go.

— Ralph Marston

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