What's the Wasted Material Around You?

While researching content for our next book, I came across this quote by Henry Ford:

Time waste differs from material waste in that there can be no salvage. The easiest of all wastes and the hardest to correct is the waste of time, because wasted time does not litter the floor like wasted material.

Wow! That's so true. Wasting time does not create (directly, anyway) something physical we can see and evaluate. Over a longer period of time we can probably "see" the impact in a cluttered desk, incomplete projects and maybe even a growing waistline. But in the moments immediately after we have wasted a few seconds or minutes there is no quick way to analyze it's result.

The quote has forced me to start building more mental pictures of the "wasted material" around me when I don't use my time effectively... and how it could have been used more wisely.