- On April 7, 2015
I saw this memo pinned to a hallway bulletin board while I was on the ‘culture tour’ at Zappos headquarters in Las Vegas. I took a picture and have it on my desk as a reminder that I am the one who gets to choose how to use this most precious resource.
Here are six truths about time:
First, Nobody can manage Time. But you can manage this things that take up your time.
Second, Time is Expensive. As a matter of fact, 80 percent of our day is spent on those things or those people that only bring us two percent of our results.
Third, Time is Perishable. It cannot be saved for later use.
Fourth, Time is Measurable. Everybody has the same amount…pauper or king. It is not how much time you have; it is how much you use.
Fifth, Time is Irreplaceable. We never make back time once it is gone.
Sixth, Time is a Priority. You have enough time for anything in the world, so long as it ranks high enough among your priorities.
What do you make time for? And when do you let other people, other things drive your time?
If you are visiting Las Vegas, you can sign up to take a tour of Zappos, a company known for its positive culture. You’ll receive a copy of their annual culture book at the end.
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