- Do you notice that you often have trouble completing the tasks that you had hoped to accomplish during the day?
- Are you often bewildered by the size of things you feel you have to do and then frustrated when you are unable to get them done?
- When presented with a new task or idea, is one of your first considerations that you don’t have any time to do anything more?
We must all take to mind the proverb that both the most successful and wealthiest leaders each have the same 24 hours every day, but the difference is how efficiently they utilize their 24 hours. Isn’t it fascinating that so many people understand the need to handle their money and other aspects of their careers and lives? Still, they neglect concentrating on themselves and how they can accomplish more and be far happier and less stressed simply by paying attention to utilizing and managing their time. Time management means formulating a time utilization action plan and following specific regulations:
Converge all your attention on you while you read this and what your actual needs are:
- Are you as content and happy as you’d like to be?
- Do you feel satisfied by the end results and what you can achieve?
- Do you get to accomplish your planned tasks?
- Are you ready to do what you need to do to generate more productivity and do so naturally and habitually?
- Will you introspectively examine what process you are following and commit to doing things that enhance your efficiency and effectiveness? Since we all know that some people can get more things done than others, doesn’t it make sense to use different techniques or approaches?
Goals and vision:
Time management starts with focussing and knowing your priorities and what you wish to achieve. Commit to following the proverb of “Don’t sweat the small stuff,” and concentrate on your goals.
An action plan with possibilities:
Examine what needs to be done, plan, and design an action plan that you understand. This plan must pre-plan contingencies, or what is often known as having a Plan B or backup plan. By flawlessly do so (takes practice), you become better able to handle your time effectively.
Learn how to multi-task:
Use even minute downtime intervals to begin to plan additional items or aspects you wish to get done.
Don’t blame others, and don’t blame yourself either:
Blame never accomplishes anything, is non – productive, and consumes time. Focus on what needs to be done from this point on, the things that warrant immediate attention, and who might have done better in the past.
You cannot change past and present:
So, bring all your attention towards what you’ll do from this point forward, and stop consuming time and effort on cynical energies.
Nearly everyone can do a more reliable job managing his time. Why shouldn’t you do that for yourself?