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Taking ProBlogger Advice! Time Management Quotes that Help me Cope

It’s Thursday morning, my scheduled weekly deadline for this blog, and yet I have been too busy to generate any new posts this week. So what to do? Just yesterday I tweeted this post from Darren Rowse’s excellent blog (@ProBlogger):
One Activity You Should Do On Your Blog Every Day
In it, Darren talks about publishing new posts from older ones that have performed well in the past, a way to expose new readers to previously generated content. SO, that fits in perfectly with my situation this morning!

I hope you enjoy the quotes, songs and tips here, things that help me cope with one of my biggest headaches in life, Time Management!

Thanks for tuning in, Trace

Waking up to a mental list of tasks, agonizing over opportunities missed, juggling work and home life AND time to write consistently for this blog, it all gives me a headache! As an entrepreneur (freelancer) I constantly struggle with “time management”. How do I keep groceries on the table, and pursue tasks that are closer to my own personal visions for the rest of my days? The only ANSWER I know is – Keep working on it. It’s easy to let the multitude of tasks and commitments at hand get the best of us, if we let it.

Wait a minute!

There are many great articles written from a practical business standpoint which address this issue. Most boil down to some simple ideas:
1. Make lists of tasks and then prioritize: Work on the most important things first.
2. Give yourself credit for small things, simple tasks completed. Pat yourself on the back when you reach small milestones. Many people are waiting for the BIG GLORIOUS VICTORY before they give themselves any credit. Sometimes that victory never comes. Don’t worry about it, celebrate small victories as they happen.
3. Schedule specific times for specific tasks. Like this blog, I schedule every Wednesday evening and early Thursday mornings to complete at least one post a week. It’s HARD, amidst everything else in my life, but I get it done because I have it SCHEDULED.

There is an interesting and in depth post this week from Entrepreneur Magazine – Read it here > 10 Time Management Tips that Work

“I am guilty of a dreadful selfish crime. I have robbed myself of all my precious time” – Robert Earl Keen

READ ON – Great Songs and Quotes: TIME

Just as IMPORTANT: Take Time to Reflect

No doubt, tasks must be accomplished. If you just sit on the couch and dream all day, nothing happens except for an expansion of the waistline. So accomplishment is important, but it all must be balanced with some down time, some time for reflection, time to keep things in perspective. I find that music and the words of others is soothing to my psyche, and helps me refresh my outlook, and then get back to work!

Hope you enjoy these quotes and songs about time.
There is always tomorrow but it won’t look much different if you don’t DO something TODAY.

Seven of my favorite tunes dealing with “Time”: Jimmie and Stevie Ray Vaughan, Pink Floyd, Robert Earl Keen, Steve Miller Band, The Who, Steely Dan and Al Stewart, now THAT’s a Lineup! Enjoy along with more great quotes posted below.

Source Credit: BrainyQuote!
And when is there time to remember, to sift, to weigh, to estimate, to total?
Tillie Olsen

Old and young, we experience the passage of time in our own way.

Both young children and old people have a lot of time on their hands. That’s probably why they get along so well.
Jonathan Carroll

By the time we’ve made it, we’ve had it.
Malcolm Forbes

Clocks slay time… time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life.
William Faulkner

Day: A period of twenty-four hours, mostly misspent.
Ambrose Bierce

For disappearing acts, it’s hard to beat what happens to the eight hours supposedly left after eight of sleep and eight of work.
Doug Larson

I must govern the clock, not be governed by it.
Golda Meir

It never stops, accepting that fact is difficult.

I took some time out for life.
James L. Brooks

I want to go ahead of Father Time with a scythe of my own.
H. G. Wells

If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?
John Wooden

It is my feeling that Time ripens all things; with Time all things are revealed; Time is the father of truth.
Francois Rabelais

Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present.
Roger Babson

Lost time is never found again.
Benjamin Franklin

Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them.
Dion Boucicault

Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time which every day produces, and which most men throw away.
Charles Caleb Colton

People who cannot find time for recreation are obliged sooner or later to find time for illness.
John Wanamaker

So during those first moments of the day, which are yours and yours alone, you can circumvent these boundaries and concentrate fully on spiritual matters. And this gives you the opportunity to plan the time management of the entire day.
Menachem Mendel Schneerson

The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.
Abraham Lincoln

The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.
C. S. Lewis

The present is a point just passed.
David Russell

The time I kill is killing me.
Mason Cooley

The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be.
Paul Valery

Time = Life, Therefore, waste your time and waste of your life, or master your time and master your life.
Alan Lakein

Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change.
Thomas Hardy

Time does not change us. It just unfolds us.
Max Frisch

Time goes, you say? Ah, no! alas, time stays, we go.
Henry Austin Dobson

Time has a way of demonstrating that the most stubborn are the most intelligent.
Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Time has been transformed, and we have changed; it has advanced and set us in motion; it has unveiled its face, inspiring us with bewilderment and exhilaration.
Khalil Gibran

Time is a dressmaker specializing in alterations.
Faith Baldwin

Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in.
Henry David Thoreau

Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.
Carl Sandburg

Time is the father of truth, its mother is our mind.
Giordano Bruno

Time is the longest distance between two places.
Tennessee Williams

Time is the wisest counselor of all.

Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.
William Penn

“A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch me a child of five.” ~ Groucho Marx

Where Do I Find Great Quotes? HERE:

5 BEST Quote Sources on the Net

Time makes heroes but dissolves celebrities.
Daniel J. Boorstin

Time moves in one direction, memory in another.
William Gibson

Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.
M. Scott Peck

Waste your money and you’re only out of money, but waste your time and you’ve lost a part of your life.
Michael LeBoeuf

We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.
Nelson Mandela

Well-timed silence is the most commanding expression.
Mark Helprin

Wisdom is the power to put our time and our knowledge to the proper use.
Thomas J. Watson

Work is hard. Distractions are plentiful. And time is short.
Adam Hochschild

You can never plan the future by the past.
Edmund Burke

You may delay, but time will not.
Benjamin Franklin

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Trace Ready "The Social Freelancer"

Trace Ready “The Social Freelancer”

Trace Ready is a Director of Photography, Writer, Producer and Vocalist based in Dallas, Texas. His band Trace Relations has released their debut studio release “Prosperity Street” “12 tracks of Texas groove, guaranteed to improve your mood.”
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posted by Tracy Ready in Psychology,The Social Freelancer,Writing and have Comments (3)

3 Responses to “Taking ProBlogger Advice! Time Management Quotes that Help me Cope”

  1. Katie says:

    I love the quotes you shared here Tracy. They are inspiring and help keep my momentum for productivity.

    If I may also add, one really good thing I did that helped me manage my time well was using a time tracking software called Time Doctor ( Since it tracks my hours and tasks efficiently, it made me become more focused with the things I do. It was really a big help and for that I would recommend everyone to try it too.

  2. […] Time management is a constant struggle for me in business and in my personal life. I do find that taking a break, reading a quote or listening to music helps me to refocus. All about that and a nice collection of quotes about TIME in this post: My Big Headache: Time Management. Tips, Songs and Quotes that help me cope. […]

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