Nothing in business is so valuable as time. John H. Patterson
We often lament that we are always short of time. The reality is that each of us is blessed with the same amount of time 24 hours a day and whether you are the President of the country or just an ordinary citizen, in terms of time we are all equal. It is therefore reasonable to assume that people who use their time well benefit the most in terms of knowledge, power and money.
More importantly, of all the resources we are given, time is the most perishable and time once lost can never be got back. Timeliness is of utmost importance, for if we miss the opportunity there is alwasy the competition who will swoop down and grab it. Self discipline is the answer to our personal riddle called time management.
To master time will take a life time, but planning is good beginning. Very often we do things impulsively and hence there are cost overruns, delays and frustrations. Poor delegation is another weak link in our personal competencies that leads to poor time management. What annoys us most is our slip shod ways of daily life, which more often than not results in us wasting precious time searching for lost things, tracing misplaced items and even missing on crucial bill payments resulting in interest charges etc.
Remember :“Don’t count every hour in the day, make every hour in the day count.”
- Spend more time planning / making time a time table/ outlining designated places for tangible items
- Have a birthday list / anniversary list / contact details / payments outflow list etc. and ensure you update it and use it wisely.
- Try to account for how you spent a day for at least a 2 weeks. This give you clues as to where you are wasting time. You can then take remedial action.
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