You can manage your life by only your time
Everyone has the same amount of hours per day, it’s not that you don’t have enough time, it’s that you don’t have a clear focus
The people with thriving careers and healthy personal relationships get the same amount of time each week as the burned-out professional who can’t remember their last meaningful conversation with a family member.
The obvious matters are more imperceptible today.
Don’t be too worried for having too many things unaccomplished. Make a deal; accomplish only one thing; one special thing today. Repeat this tomorrow. It will amaze you how much you’ll get done in a week!
The present presses automatically on you. The future does not. To attend to the future requires bandwidth, which scarcity taxes. When scarcity taxes our bandwidth, we become even more focused on the here and now. We need cognitive resources to gauge future needs, and we need executive control to resist present temptations. As it taxes our bandwidth, scarcity focuses on the present, and leads us to borrow.
Until we can manage time, we can manage nothing else.
A man has no right to occupy another man’s time unnecessarily
If you are not taking the time to set your own goals, chances are pretty high someone else is doing it for you. So don’t be surprised someday when you end up someplace you never hoped to be.
Forget physics, forget organic chem, forget reading James Joyce’s Ulysses – organizing your time is one of the biggest challenges you’ll face in your academic career.