“You may delay, but time will not.”
– Benjamin Franklin ( US author, politician and inventor)
I recently stumbled upon this quote, while looking for another way to tell one of my friends to stop procrastinating with his uni work and it has struck a chord with me ever since.
In one way, I suppose it could be viewed negatively because we are constantly reminded that life is too short, time goes real quick and most of us are obsessed with clock-watching our way through our days. I know that even while on holiday, I still like to know the time so I can plan my day accordingly, which is downright silly to be honest.
But on the other hand, it’s a quiet reminder that while we’re all delaying, putting off or just being down right lazy, deadlines, opportunities and even people can pass us by. And as Shakespeare once said, “Opportunity knocks but once.”
I’m not saying that we shouldn’t all stop to sniff the flowers every now and again but try to make the most of every minute of your day. Speak to that friend or relative you haven’t been in touch with for a while, apply for that job that’s dropped into your inbox, go for a drive or a walk and visit that place you’ve always wanted to go to. Always try to do something that is productive or meaningful each day so that you can say that you haven’t wasted a single moment.
Remember, life’s too short.