In Ron Chernow's remarkable biography of George Washington he lends great insight into the character of the first president. Always a stickler for manners and appearance, Washington was also very conscious of how he occupied his time. So much so that in a letter to a young relative he says: "every hour misspent is lost forever" and "future years cannot compensate for lost days at this period of your life" (12).
Get busy! Follow your passion. Make it count. Every minute and hour counts.