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Some Principles for Managing Time


As if you could kill time without injuring eternity. —Henry David Thoreau

Following are three key principles to help you start to use and manage your time well. (Note: It’s helpful if you read my article “Thoughts on Time” first.)

#1 The Principle of Perspective

The eternal gives meaning to the temporal. If we want our lives to count for God,

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Viewing Time God’s Way


The gods confound the man who first found out how to distinguish hours—confound him, too, who in this place set up a sun-dial to cut and hack my days so wretchedly into small pieces! —Plautus (Greek playwright in Rome, second century BC)

Consciousness of time jumped dramatically in the eighth century when Pope Paul I gave the Frankish King Pepin the Short a water clock that operated an alarm.

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