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The one thing you must know about time management
July 07, 2015
Time Management Timeless Principle
Are you among the people who believe that we must manage our time in order to reach our goals?
If you are – you are not alone.
Most people think so.
Most people think that if they want to reach their goals – they must manage their time effectively.
But in reality – it is the other way around …
You don’t manage your time in order to reach your goals – you use your goals in order to manage your time.
Please let me explain …
What is the relationship between your goals and your time management?
I am going to ask you this question again – so think about it:
What is the relationship between your goals – and your time management?
The relationship between goals and time management has the following nature:
Your goals are the compass and the “True North” in your time management.
Your goals are your starting point – AND your guiding light that help you manage your time in the most effective way.
Your goals are your best advisor in your time management.
If you don’t have goals – why would you want to manage your time in the first place?
But if you do have goals – and I am positive you have them, otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this Newsletter – you must use your goals to manage your time effectively.
In a nutshell – this is the most effective strategy in time management …
First: You must clearly define your goals (side note: each goal must be specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time bound).
Second: You break your goals down in manageable pieces (side note: every manageable piece must be an outcome, must be measurable, and must be broken down into its smallest possible size, so that it fits in a day).
Third: You use these pieces to build the agenda of your ideal day – and your ideal week (side note: your ideal day/week improves quality of work completed, increases productivity, gives you a sense of control, etc.)
And finally: You try to the best of your abilities to stick to the agenda of your ideal day and your ideal week – so that by doing so as consistently as you can – you reach your goals.
I said, “You try to the best of your abilities” because the reality is that you always have unplanned and unforeseen distractions just about every day.
When you use your goals to manage your time – you optimize the possibilities to reach your goals.
You don’t manage your time in order to reach your goals.
On the contrary: You use your goals in order to manage your time in the most strategic way – so that in the end – you actually reach your goals.
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