When we talk about the results of delegation and using your time mindfully, don’t just take it from us. Folks who really, really know their stuff back us up.

It’s no secret that here are Pursuit, we are little obsessed with thinking about the importance of using your time with intention and how mindful delegation helps you do so. Well, we’re not the only ones with thoughts on the matter.

Brilliant minds have been advocating the importance of valuing our limited time and leveraging the support of others for millennia. Their wisdom is timeless and worth revisiting often as helpful reminders of the way you can design your life and allocate your energy in a way that is meaningful.

Once you really connect with the value of your most precious resource, your time, you won’t want to squander it on menial and distracting tasks that pull you away from what truly matters to you. There’s a strong relationship between valuing your own time and feeling comfortable relinquishing the execution of tasks to others.

When we talk about the results of delegation and using your time mindfully, don’t just take it from us. Folks who really, really know their stuff back us up.

We encourage you to take the quotes that speak to you most and put them someplace where you can see them – on your mirror, by your computer monitor, in your car, or as the lock screen of your phone. The more you remind yourself of this wisdom, the more you will embody its meaning and advice.




Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.

William Penn


Time is a created thing. To say “I don’t have time” is to say “I don’t want to”.

Lao Tzu


There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want. 

Bill Watterson


It’s not that we have little time, but more that we waste a good deal of it. 



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

Stephen R. Covey


If you want to make good use of your time, you’ve got to know what’s most important and then give it all you’ve got.

Lee Iacocca


It’s not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, what are we busy about?

Henry David Thoreau


It’s how we spend our time here and now, that really matters. If you are fed up with the way you have come to interact with time, change it.

Marcia Wieder


Until you value yourself, you will not value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.

Scott Peck


Time is at once the most valuable and the most perishable of all our possessions.

John Randolph




Deciding what not to do is as important as deciding what to do.

Jessica Jackley


If you want to do a few small things right, do them yourself. If you want to do great things and make a big impact, learn to delegate.

John C. Maxwell


The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling while they do it.

Theodore Roosevelt


If you really want to grow as an entrepreneur, you’ve got to learn to delegate.

Richard Branson


Hire people who are better than you are, then leave them to get on with it . . .  Look for people who will aim for the remarkable, who will not settle for the routine.

David Ogilvy


Don’t try and do everything yourself because you can’t.

Anthea Turner


I find that many entrepreneurs are trying to do everything when it would be cheaper and more time-efficient to delegate, even if there are monetary costs associated with that.

James Altucher


Sometimes you just have to be willing to delegate and not feel like you’re the only one with the answer.

Ronald D. Moore


Delegation is an issue of respect and how much we respect those that are under us on our team.     

Dr. Hans Finzel


Only do what only you can do.

Paul Sloane

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Sondra (she/her)

Founder + CEO

Lover of cats, breakfast, and the ocean. Dreams of sailing the world.
Self-care go-to is sleeping.