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How much time do you have each day? May 30, 2006

Posted by Matsu in Management, Random.
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Clock parts photoThis post over at PierG's blog talks about having a fixed amount of time and learning to do more with that limited time. Is time management about managing time, or is it really about managing your activities given a fixed amount of time? Reading it reminded me of a quote I read many years ago. It went something like,

"You have the exact number of hours in a day that Mozart, Gandhi, and Einstein had. So, what are you going to do, today?"

Any time I feel like I simply don't have enough time to do everything that needs to get done, I remember that I am working with the same 'raw time' as everyone before us had, including the greatest artists, politicians, and scientists. That thought reminds me that it's possible to do great things with only 24 hours in a day.

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1. Chris J. Davis - May 30, 2006

Yes, but those great men and women who have gone before us were imbued with a very different work ethic, and more importantly were not barraged with the focus shattering assualt of media we have today.

I often wonder what would have happened had Einstein had American Idol to watch…

2. Matsu - June 8, 2006

Chris – you make an interesting point. How might things be different if television had been invented 200 or 300 years earlier. Would culture end with the inventioin of the TV?


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