“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” — Earl Nightingale, American radio speaker and author with a focus on character development and motivation (1921-1989)

The cave in this photograph, which has been bricked up with three doors barring access to the interior, was found to contain the oldest human remains known from Wales, dating back some 230,000 years.

Wow, someone was living in this cave 230,000 years ago! I can’t even think of everything I did yesterday, let alone grasp the concept of something happening 230,000 years ago. Even Jesus was only born 2,000 years ago.

Now, for those who believe in the creation of the world according to the Bible, that creates a dilemma. The creation, according to the Bible, only took place around 6,000 years ago. So, how do we reconcile the difference, given that we believe in the Bible? We believe that it is a true account and that God did, in fact, create the whole universe.

Maybe that is something to ponder on over the coming months? But ponder, too, on the quote from Earl Nightingale today. We often put off doing things because they will take too long to accomplish. We often do not embark on things because they will take too long. 

But, as Earl says, the time will pass anyway; so, why not spend the time doing what you want to accomplish, rather than wasting it doing things that you don’t necessarily want to do?


Coming soon – #MondayMotivation booklet, with a collection of quotes.