How well do you manage time? Many of us struggle with this. There are always so many things that we could or should be doing, but a finite amount of time to do them in.
We talk about how busy we are and how there never seems to be enough time. We get angry and complain about it as if it’s someone else’s fault that we don’t manage our time well.
I find it helpful to realize that time is absolutely fair. Each of us is given the same 24-hour day. The President gets 24 hours. Bill Gates gets 24 hours. The person who watches soap operas all day also gets 24 hours. None of us gets cheated!
The difference comes down to the choices we make on a daily, hourly or even minute-by-minute basis. Do we have a list of long-term and short-term goals? Do we plan our activities on a weekly and daily basis? Do we write these plans down? Do we stick to our plan as much as possible?
Here are two key questions to be constantly asking yourself. The first is, “Is this activity getting me where I want to go?”
If it isn’t, go back to your list of goals, pick out one and ask yourself, “What’s the next specific behavior that will move me toward that goal?”
Since your time is precious, that’s all that I have to say for now. I’ll have more on this time management in future newsletters.