I was complaining about time recently. Not having enough. Feels busy. Perhaps distracted might be a better word. I was definitely jumping on the bandwagon. Everyone is too busy.
As I was feeling sorry for myself a friend dropped this beautiful H. Jackson Brown Jr. quote on me:
“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, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.”
What a wonderful reminder of the equality of time and our personal ownership.
We each decide. We are accountable for what gets done. The key is to direct our focus and invest our time where it matters most. Such an important choice.
Ryan Estis is a Keynote Speaker & Management Consultant blogging about business performance.