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“What Will You do with This Priceless Treasure?”

Motivation for Your Week of February 27th, 2006

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“You don’t get paid for the hour.
You get paid for the value you bring to the hour.”

—Jim Rohn

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Your Best Foot Forward
By H. W. Prentis, Jr. (1884-1959)

Which sounds longer to you, 569,400 hours or 65 years? They are exactly the same in length of time.

The average man spends his first eighteen years — 157,000 hours — getting an education.   That leaves him 412,000 hours from age 18 to 65.

Eight hours of every day are spent in sleeping; eight hours in eating and recreation.  So there is left eight hours to work each day.

One third of 412,000 hours is 134,000 hours — the number of hours a man has in which to work between the age of 18 and 65. Expressed in hours it doesn’t seem a very long time, does it?

Now I am not recommending that you tick off the hours that you worked, 134,000, 133,999, 133,998, etc., but I do suggest that whatever you do, you do it with all that you have in you.

If you are sleeping, sleep well.
If you are playing, play well.
If you are working, give the best that is in you, remembering that in the last analysis the real satisfaction in life come not from money and things, but from the realization of a job well done.

Therein lies the difference between the journeyman worker and a real craftsman.

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“The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.”
—Muhammad Ali

“Don’t say you don’t have enough time.
You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.”

—H. Jackson Brown

“Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year — and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade!”
—Anthony Robbins

“Every morning you are handed 24 golden hours.
They are one of the few things in this world that you get free of charge.
If you had all the money in the world, you couldn’t buy an extra hour.
What will you do with this priceless treasure?”

—Author Unknown

“Lost, yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes.
No reward is offered for they are gone forever.”

—Horace Mann

“I wish I could stand on a busy corner, hat in hand, and beg people to throw me all their wasted hours.”
—Bernard Berenson

“Lost wealth may be replaced by industry,
lost knowledge by study,
lost health by temperance or medicine,
but lost time is gone forever.”

—Samuel Smiles

“Don’t be fooled by the calendar.
There are only as many days in the year as you make use of.
One man gets only a week’s value out of a year
while another man gets a full year’s value out of a week.”

—Charles Richards

“If you spend time getting ready to be perfect and do not start out to accomplish your dreams,
you will find out later that you could have accomplished your dream if you had just acted.”

—David DeNotaris

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June 7, 2009 , 2:44PM - Posted by | Inspiration, Life

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