One of my go-to helpers for getting through a hectic work day is looking up quotes to motivate me. I’m not kidding. When I feel overwhelmed or down, I look up something inspiring to give me a little boost. Words hold power, and I believe this is why they get so many of us through busy and unruly days.
With that said, here at TimeTap we have compiled a list of 10 time management quotes to help out with your insane schedules. Encouragement isn’t a tool that directly fixes any situation, but it does have the influence to change your mood, mind, and confidence in finishing any task. Take these quotes on time management to heart and let them be what you need today to conquer whatever hectic schedule you’re facing.
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Urgent vs. Important. These two descriptions are often interchangeable, though they can hold completely different meanings. Urgency implies being rushed, pressured or pushed to get something done. This quote lays out perfectly the difference in the two. Keep your focus on the important things, even when the pressures of “urgency” try to get in the way.
Take control over your schedule and life. This is what this quote about time management is all about. You will never feel at peace or content with your day to day life if you feel completely out of control.
Be mindful of where you’re putting all of your energy. Wasteful time is your worst enemy when trying to be productive. So be aware of where you’re placing your focus and let these sayings about time keep you motivated to follow through.
Digital spending is a scary, ominous mystery. The same can be said for someone who doesn’t have a clue what all they need to accomplish in a day. Your daily productivity will be left wanting when you don’t have a clear understanding of your tasks at hand. Keep everything written down and know what your to-do list looks like daily.
This quote refreshed in me the understanding that time is of the essence. Time is fleeting and we are fools to squander it away. Cherish the moments we are given to accomplish our goals and don’t let the illusion of endless time steal productive opportunities from our lives.
We have all been there. Where we pour what feels like our hearts and guts into a project only to realize we’ve made a mistake and none of the work was actually needed. I remember being in 3rd grade and copying down 200 vocabulary words only to find out that I had copied the words from the wrong chapter. It obviously is still scarring. So with this, just remember to be intentional and aware of your tasks.
Time is an intimidatingly unstoppable force at times. It’s one of the few things we can control in any way in our lives. But that’s OK. Even though we don’t have the gift of control, we have to gift of management. So take notice to what time you’re given and figure out the very best way to utilize it.
We’re not completely invincible, as much as we’d like to think at times. Even the hardest workers have a limit to what they can accomplish in a day. So cross your t’s and dot your i’s and make sure you have as much taken care of as you possibly can, but don’t expect to do it all in a day. Give yourself space to improve and delegate tasks to others (if possible) if you just won’t have time.
Creating good habits is what creates a productive person. It’s a challenge to stay self-disciplined with anything but the reward is invaluable when you’re dealing with time management. Try your best to be strict on yourself and reap to goodness of having a well-managed routine.
Take nothing for granted and let the mistakes of yesterday go. Even in the little things, like planning our work day, we should learn how to respect the time that’s available to us. Set goals, set expectations, set priorities.
Time management is one of the most frequent, continual challenges in all of our lives. It’s something that we’re going to succeed in on some days and fail in on others. For those hard days and everything in between, let these quotes about time management be a motivator to you that time can be on your side.
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