Top 100 Time Management Quotes

Time Management

What is Time Management?

Time is a great healer, but a poor beautician.” – Lucille S. Harper

Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.” – Earl Nightingale

“I am definitely going to take a course on time management… just as soon as I can work it into my schedule.” – Louis E. Boone

“You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.” – Charles Buxton

Those who make the worst of their time most complain about its shortness.” – La Bruyere

People hurry so they can get to places faster, where they’d rather not be, so they can have more time to do things they’d rather not be doing.” – Peter Turla

If you want to have a high quality personal life, plan a high quality personal life.” – Peter Turla

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning.” – Winston Churchill

“Think ahead. Don’t let day-to-day operations drive out planning.” – Donald Rumsfeld

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” – Dwight Eisenhower

“I always say, don’t make plans, make options.” – Jennifer Aniston

“If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.” – Yogi Berra

“Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.” – Alan Lakein

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” – Abraham Lincoln

It’s not how many things you start that make you successful. It’s how many worthwhile things you finish.” – Peter Turla

It’s not worth completing that which shouldn’t have been started in the first place.” – Peter Turla

Figuring out what we need to do is not the challenge. The challenge is figuring out when to do it.” – Peter Turla

“If you don’t know exactly where you’re going, how will you know when you get there?” – Steve Maraboli

“Meticulous planning will enable everything a man does to appear spontaneous.” – Mark Caine

“Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once, whether you are ready or not, to put this plan into action.” – Napoleon Hill

“A good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week.” – George Patton

Don’t be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of. One man gets only a week’s value out of a year while another man gets a full year’s value out of a week. –Charles Richards

“He who every morning plans the transaction of the day and follows out that plan, carries a thread that will guide him through the maze of the most busy life. But where no plan is laid, where the disposal of time is surrendered merely to the chance of incidence, chaos will soon reign.” – Victor Hugo

“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

“If you don’t write when you don’t have time for it, you won’t write when you do have time for it.” ― Katerina Stoykova Klemer

“One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.” – Tony Robbins

“You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” – Mark Twain

“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.” – Zig Ziglar

“To conquer frustration, one must remain intensely focused on the outcome, not the obstacles.” – T.F. Hodge

“You cannot run at full throttle when applying your mindset to all of the different things running through your head. Focusing is the key to manifesting your desires.” – Stephen Richards

“Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.” – Alexander Graham Bell

“I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present. That’s where the fun is.” – Donald Trump

“Always focus on the front windshield and not the review mirror.” – Colin Powell

“Temperamentally anxious people can have a hard time staying motivated, period, because their intense focus on their worries distracts them from their goals.” – Winifred Gallagher

“It’s about focusing on the fight and not the fright.” – Robin Roberts

“What do I mean by concentration? I mean focusing totally on the business at hand and commanding your body to do exactly what you want it to do.” – Arnold Palmer

“Concentration is the secret of strength.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Inspiration is the windfall from hard work and focus. Muses are too unreliable to keep on the payroll.” – Helen Hanson

“Once taken off one task without completing the transaction, the mind continues to seek closure. Fight to stay focused on the task at hand.” – Jeff Davidson

“The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” ― Michael Altshuler

“He who every morning plans the transactions of that day and follows that plan carries a thread that will guide him through the labyrinth of the most busy life.” ― Victor Hugo

“Habitual procrastinators will readily testify to all the lost opportunities, missed deadlines, failed relationships and even monetary losses incurred just because of one nasty habit of putting things off until it is often too late.” ― Stephen Richards

“The problem with procrastination is it’s been around since the beginning of time it seems.” ― Stephen Richards

“You get to decide where your time goes. You can either spend it moving forward, or you can spend it putting out fires. You decide. And if you don’t decide, others will decide for you.” ― Tony Morgan

“The simple act of paying positive attention to people has a great deal to do with productivity.” – Tom Peters

“Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.” – Stephen King

“If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.” – Bruce Lee

“Stressing output is the key to improving productivity, while looking to increase activity can result in just the opposite.” – Paul Gauguin

“Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.” – Warren Buffett

“Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell ’em, ‘Certainly I can!’ Then get busy and find out how to do it.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“In both children and adults, there can be a hard-to-deny link between a robust sense of hope and either work productivity or academic achievement.” – Jeffrey Kluger

“The way we measure productivity is flawed. People checking their BlackBerry over dinner is not the measure of productivity.” – Timothy Ferriss

“On every level of life, from housework to heights of prayer, in all judgment and efforts to get things done, hurry and impatience are sure marks of the amateur.” – Evelyn Underhill

“The least productive people are usually the ones who are most in favor of holding meetings.” – Thomas Sowell

“Your mind is for having ideas, not holding them.” – David Allen

“The best time to start was last year. Failing that, today will do.” – Chris Guillebeau

“Remember that time is money.” – Benjamin Franklin

“There is nothing less productive than to make more efficient what should not be done at all.” – Peter Drucker

“Start from wherever you are and with whatever you’ve got.” – Jim Rohm

“You’ve got to know what you want. This is central to acting on your intentions. When you know what you want, you realize that all there is left then is time management. You’ll manage your time to achieve your goals because you clearly know what you’re trying to achieve in your life.” – Patch Adams

“The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.” – Bill Gates

“Lost time is never found again.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” – Marthe Troly

“Time is the longest distance between two places.” – Tennessee Williams

“The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.” – Abraham Lincoln

“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” – Mother Teresa

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