Cleopatra, Queen of the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt, lived closer to the creation of the iPhone than she did to the building of the Great Pyramid.
Start collecting time by jotting down ideas or highlights for every day. If you are a digital minimalist, use Google Docs. If you are more analog, consider the One-Line-a-Day Booklet. You'll reap the rewards as your collection continously grows over the years.
»Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure — these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.«
Steve Jobs - Stanford Commencement Speech 2005