Whatever you can do, or dream you can, Begin it. Boldness has Genius, Power, and Magic in it. Begin it Now! (Goethe)

I do not think that there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success... Such emotions make a man forget food, sleep, friends, love, everything. (Nikola Tesla)

Dying Man Teaches Time Management

With such limited time to live, you can get pretty clear about time management.   Randy Pausch covers the bases:




Good Business (& Life) Advice from an Academic









Planning

"In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable."
  - Dwight D. Eisenhower

It can also be said of the planning process in business.  The value of a business plan is not so much in the plan that results from the process, but in the process itself.