Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Ten reasons time is so precious

  1. You can make more money, but you can’t make more time.
  2. You can store money to be used later, but time stops for no man (a bit like the tide).
  3. You can borrow money to achieve an important goal, but you can’t beg, steal or borrow more time.
  4. We all work with the same 24 hours, no ifs or buts and no way to inherit a tidy pile more.
  5. Most resources can be bought, borrowed, sold or lent. Time cannot be traded, and so is the scarcest of all resources.
  6. You can’t swap time for all the tea in China. Unless you have a plan. In which case time can be used to earn a lot of the tea in China, a bigger house or a faster car.
  7. Writing a cheque won’t allow you to spend a sunny afternoon in the park with those you love, but using some of your precious time will.
  8. No one ever laid on their death bed wishing they had spent more time in the office. But I suspect a few wished they had spent their time more wisely, doing the things that were important to them.
  9. Time flies like the wind, and fruit flies like bananas.
  10. Once a day is done, you cannot get it back again, whether it was well spent or frittered away unthinkingly. But tomorrow, said Scarlet, is another day.