“What I need is someone who will make me do what I can.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Trying your best is one thing I wish more people truly did. The problem (that I’ve been noticing lately at least) is that most people tend to feel like they’re trying their best when really they are holding way back from their true potential because of fears, pre-dispositions, and peer influence.
This is why I feel that it is so important for us to connect with people that will push us – because otherwise we fall into the trap of personal comfort zones and excuses.
“Time is the most valuable coin in your life. You and you alone will determine how that coin will be spent. Be careful that you do not let other people spend it for you.” ~ Carl Sandburg
“You don’t really pay for things with money, you pay for them with time. In five years, I’ll have put enough away to buy that vacation house we want. Then I’ll slow down. That means the house will cost you five years – one-twelfth of your adult life. Translate the dollar value of the house, car, or anything else into time, and then see if it’s still worth it.” ~ Charles Spezzano, Author
“Our days are like identical suitcases. Even though they are all the same size, some people area able to pack more into them then others. The reason? They know what to pack.” ~ John C. Maxwell, Leadership Gold
“The important task rarely must be done today, or even this week…But the urgent task calls for instant action…The momentary appeal of these tasks seems irresistible and important, and they devour our energy. But in the light of time’s perspective, their deceptive prominence fades; with a sense of loss we recall the vital tasks we pushed aside. We realize we’ve become slaves to the tyranny of the urgent.” ~ Charles Hummel
“Being busy is a form of laziness – lazy thinking and indiscriminate action” ~ Timothy Ferriss, The 4-Hour Workweek
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking down your complex overwheliming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.” ~ Mark Twain
“If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?” ~ John Wooden
“Either you run the day or the day runs you.” ~ Jim Rohn
“This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
“I have so much to do today, I’ll need to spend another hour on my knees.” ~ Martin Luther
“Most of us think we don’t have enough time to exercise. What a distorted paradigm! We don’t have time not to. We’re talking about three to six hours a week – or a minimum of thirty minutes a day, every other day. That hardly seems an inordinate amout of time considering the tremendous benefits in terms of the impact on the other 162 – 165 hours of the week.” ~ Stephen Covey
“The essence of effective time and life management is to organize and execute around balanced priorities.” ~ Stephen Covey
“Time Management: ‘The ability to organize and execute around priorities.’” ~ Stephen Covey