Weekly smARTips: Is Time Really On Your Side?

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Your smARTip for the week:
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Is Time Really On Your Side?
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I think of time in the same way I think of money:

Totally neutral resources where we’ve shaped a personal relationship based on a belief system steeped in the dynamics of our families and our culture, which are then confirmed (or refuted) by our daily experiences.

If neither one is working for you – time or money – check out your relationship to it and see what turns up.

Meanwhile, here’s a very short run of time sayings.

If you pay attention to which ones resonate with you, or repel you, these just might be the breadcrumbs pointing to your personal relationship with “Father Time.” (Does “Mother Time” change the dynamic?)

– Time is on your side.

–  Time heals all wounds.

– Time is the wisest counselor of all.   ~ Pericles

– Time is an equal opportunity employer.

– Your greatest resource is your time. ~ Brian Tracy

– A wise person does at once what a fool does at last.

– The bad news is time flies.

The good news is you’re the pilot. ~ Michael Altshuler

– Those who make the worse use of their time are the first to complain of its shortness. ~Jean De La Bruyere

– The great dividing line between success and failure can be expressed in five words: “I did not have time.” ~ Franklin Field

–  We say we waste time, but that is impossible. We waste ourselves.

~ Alice Bloch

–          Time is really the only capital that any human being has, and the only thing he can’t afford to lose. ~ Thomas Edison

–          Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time. ~Jim Rohn

–          An ounce of gold will not buy an inch of time. ~Chinese Proverb

–          Until you value yourself, you will not value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it. ~M. Scott Peck

–          Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you. ~ Carl Sandburg

–          Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein. ~ H. Jackson Brown

–          The great French Marshall Lyautey once asked his gardener to plant a tree. The gardener objected that the tree was slow growing and would not reach maturity for 100 years. The Marshall replied, ‘In that case, there is no time to lose; plant it this afternoon!’ ~ John F. Kennedy

–          If you don’t have time to do it right, you must have time to do it over. ~ Russian Proverb

–          Time is like a snowflake–it melts away while we try to decide what to do with it. ~Anonymous

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Your smARTist Move of the week

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Copy/paste the sayings that click with you into a separate document and see if there’s a pattern that gives you a clue to your personal relationship with time.

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And…do you have a favorite?  Use the comment option below to tell me which one, and why.

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2 Responses to “Weekly smARTips: Is Time Really On Your Side?”

  1. Cheryl Clinton says:

    I love this post! I am thinking a lot about time, time & place, reflecting on where I am/ have been/ going. Learning to be present and aware “in the moment”, and focusing less on the rewind/fast forward buttons…

    My favorites of the moment:
    Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time. ~Jim Rohn –

    Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein. ~ H. Jackson Brown

    • Hi Cheryl,
      “Time slips away,” may not be my favorite, but it certainly seems to be my reality – only, since Time is physically a landscape we are moving through, then I guess “I’m slipping away through time” would be more accurate, yes?

      Does put the responsibility right back on us, doesn’t it…

      btw – do you have time to join us for Blue Stocking this week? We miss you…

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