“Time is the scarcest resource. Unless it is managed, nothing else can be managed.”
Time, unlike water, timber, and coal, cannot be saved for a rainy day, or accumulated like raw materials. People turn machines on and off. They replace workers. Time continues its march at a fixed rate of sixty minutes each hour, twenty-four hours each day.
Time, unlike other resources, can neither be turned on or off nor be replaced. In spite of its preciousness and vast potential, people waste nothing quite so thoughtlessly as time. The wise and pragmatic Sir Walter Scott said: Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that’s the stuff life is made of.”
R. Alec Mackenzie