Why Time Management and Planning Is Important (Top Quotes)

quotes about time management and planning

When we were in our youth, we have this notion that we can do anything we want in life. We thought that having a successful career and enjoying time out with family and friends is a no-brainer. But boy oh boy, were we wrong. If anything, adulthood only made us realize why planning and time management is essential in our lives.

To prove that, here are quotes from some of the most successful people about how important planning and time management is.

“He who every morning plans the transactions of that day and follows that plan carries a thread that will guide him through the labyrinth of the most busy life.”

Victor Hugo

“Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.”

Zig Ziglar

“You get to decide where your time goes. You can either spend it moving forward, or you can spend it putting out fires. You decide. And if you don’t decide, others will decide for you.”

Tony Morgan

“A plan is what, a schedule is when. It takes both a plan and a schedule to get things done.”

Peter Turla

“It’s surprising how much free time and productivity you gain when you lose the busyness in your mind.”

Brittany Burgunder

“You can do two things at once, but you can’t focus effectively on two things at once.”

Gary Keller

“Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well.”

Louisa May Alcott

“One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.”

Tony Robbins

Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.” 

Earl Nightingale

“You’ve got to know what you want. This is central to acting on your intentions. When you know what you want, you realize that all there is left then is time management. You’ll manage your time to achieve your goals because you clearly know what you’re trying to achieve in your life.

  Patch Adams

“The key is in not spending time, but in investing it. 

 Stephen R. Covey

“Each day, wake up with a plan. Don’t just approach your days in an unfocused void. That state of mind leaves too much room for discontent, opposition, unhappiness and hopelessness.”

Carlos Wallace

“It’s amazing the amount of achievements someone can accomplish by managing well the gift call 24 hours”

Manuel Corazzari

“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 can be done if we are always doing.” 

Thomas Jefferson

“Time is the scarcest resource of the manager; If it is not managed, nothing else can be managed.” 

Peter F. Drucker

“Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well.” 

Louisa May Alcott