Make it count

Even if you think there’s not enough time to finish, get started!

Getting started is better than getting nothing. The wasted and idle moments in your life add up. If you always have something ready to do with them, they can add up to great value in your life. It would be nice to have all the time in the world to get the job done. But then, of course, you’d probably procrastinate, knowing how very much time you had.

In fact, the limits on your time are really a blessing in disguise. Those limits motivate you to use your time in the ways that are most meaningful and valuable. Today is filled with time, but it’s quickly being used up. There’s nothing you can do to stop it, but there’s a great deal you can do to make it count. Precious time is coming to you right now. With your thoughts, actions, feelings and words, you can transform it all into lasting value.

-Ralph Marston