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The Right Time Is…Now

Every single morning I get Innovation Daily, a digest of the fifteen most important stories on innovation from around the world.  It comes from Innovation America which my friend Rich Bendis founded and runs.  Since it is way too much to read, especially for someone not focused on innovation, Rich cleverly gives you the first paragraph or two and then a link to the rest.

Every week I discover 3 or 4 articles that catch my attention enough for me to want to read the entire thing.  Recently there was an article that was a compilation of quotes about time.  Since I always have people telling that they just don’t have enough time to get out there and connect with people, I thought I’d see what pearls of wisdom others have about this, so read the whole article.

My advice is always that networking is as important as anything else you do so decide to take the time…and you will.  Or as I also like to say, it’s not how much time you have but how you use it.

Here are a few thoughts on the subject from some well known people, starting with my favorite.

Time is a created thing. To say ‘I don’t have time’ is to say ‘I don’t want to.’ Lao Tzu.

What may be done at any time will be done at no time.  Scottish Proverb

In truth, people can generally make time for what they choose to do; it is not really the time but the will that is lacking.  Sir John Lubbock

The bad news is time flies. The good new is you’re the pilot.  Michael Altshule

The time for action is now. It’s never too late to do something.  Carl Sandburg

And with all that good advice about getting on with it…I’m off to meet some new people. 

Time Tip: It’s not how much there is, it’s how you use it.

One last thought about St Barth.  I was walking along the Gustavia dock and thought my ship had come in.  Finally, a date.

And just in case you can’t read the name on the side of this little boat…

Unfortunately they pulled up the gangway when they saw me coming.

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