Goal Achievement Quote – June 26, 2012

“Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.”
—Thomas Jefferson


Poetry, prose, and quotes often have different meanings or interpretations based on the reader’s life experiences. Below, I have offered my initial inference of what the words above mean to me. Please feel free to leave yours in the comments section so that other readers might realize a more diverse interpretation. (The context in which the words may have been originally presented, and by whom, are not the primary issues, just what the words might mean to us, or for us, individually, in the now.)


My interpretation of this quote: Time is a resource that we all possess, yet is often squandered. Those who prudently make use of their time will be surprised and pleased with the extent of their accomplishments.

What’s yours? (post in comments section below)


Enjoy today.
Achieve today.
Tomorrow is promised to no one!

2 thoughts on “Goal Achievement Quote – June 26, 2012

  1. I love this! “Determine never to be idle” and yours about time being a resource often squandered. I have been thinking about time lately, and building more structure for blogging at certain times of day and no more, ensuring to do other projects, and carve time for enjoying all the things I love to do. I feel Thomas Jefferson’s quote reminds me to continue working on a schedule, even for pleasant pastimes, for I do not feel it means be constantly moving or doing, just be on purpose. Like a bubblebath even. Time for a game of Scrabble with my husband. And working on the career path as well. Not leaving these things to chance. Thanks Paul! Gina


    • Gina, I think your last line sums it up beautifully, “Not leaving these things to chance.” Everything should be included in our schedules, not only production and achievement, but re-tool, relax, and refresh time as well. Thanks, Gina. Be well, my friend. 🙂 ~Paul


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