Success in almost everything involves time
management. It seems like there aren’t enough hours in the day
to get everything that you need to do accomplished, but if you want to achieve
much more than others in a shorter amount of time, you must improve how you
manage that time.
Time management refers to how you schedule
and organize your time for different activities. There are many different
tools, and techniques to help you get more done in less time.
Here are some time management tips that
will help you organize and manage the 24 hours in your day as efficiently as
possible.Time is your most precious resource. It is the most valuable thing you
have. It is perishable, it is irreplaceable, and it cannot be saved. It can
only be reallocated from activities of lower value to activities of higher
All work requires time.The very act of
taking a moment to think about your time before you spend it will begin to
improve your personal time management and increase productivity immediately.
How to Manage Time Effectively
In order to make more money, you must learn how to manage
time effectively. There are two major sources of value in the world of work
today. The first is time and the second is knowledge.
Today, time is the currency of modern business. By using
these 5 techniques to manage your time, you will put yourself on the fast track
1. Develop A Sense Of Urgency
The most important measure of time is speed. The
most important quality that you can develop with regard to time management is a
“sense of urgency.”
A sense of urgency is the habit of moving fast when
opportunity presents itself to you. Develop a bias for action. Fast tempo is
essential to success. All successful people not only work hard, hard, hard, but
they work fast, fast, fast!
2. Stop Procrastinating
Procrastination is not only the thief of time; it is the
thief of life. You must develop the time management habit of moving quickly when
something needs to be done. You must develop a reputation for speed and
As a general rule, small tasks should be done
immediately, as soon as they appear. This habit of taking action quickly will
enable you to get through an enormous amount of work in a day. It will
earn you a reputation for being the kind of person to give jobs to when someone
needs them done quickly.
3. Work In Real Time
Whenever possible, do your work in “real time,” as
soon as it comes up. Stay focused and do it now. It is amazing how much time
you can waste by picking up a task and looking at it or starting it, and then
putting it down and coming back to it again and again.
General Time Management Skills
The preparation that you make in the
evening for the day ahead will have an enormous effect on how successful you
are. Here are some general time management skills that anyone can do that will
help you get more done.
1. Always Think On Paper
Take a piece of paper and write down
everything you intend to do. Include everything, even your plans to eat a
healthy lunch and workout, prepare dinner for you and your family, every
Then organize the piece of paper by asking
I could only do one thing on this list today, which one thing would it be?”
And if I could only do two things which
would be the second and the third? And then when you start first thing in the
morning, start off with number one, and discipline yourself to work only on
number one until it’s complete. Then move on to number two.
2. Avoid Distractions
Like Email and Media
Checking your email in the morning makes
getting off track entirely too easy. It starts with just one email, and before
you know it, you’re several hours into your day and you still haven’t started
on your number one task.
Keep your phone away from you or off to
avoid distractions from your most important task.
3. Make Your List Of
Written Tasks The Night Before
The final way for you to make sure you have
a productive next day is to make this list of goals and tasks the night before.
Your ability to make good plans before you
act is a measure of your overall competence. The better plan you have, the
easier it is for you to overcome procrastination, to get started and then to
By writing down your goals before you go to
sleep, you will think about the things you need to do and mentally prepare
yourself to do them before you even wake up the next morning.
When you plan each day in advance, organize
your list by priority, and stick to your plan, the work will go faster and
smoother than ever before. You will feel more powerful and competent. You will
get more done, faster than you thought possible. Eventually, you will become
By : Brian Tracy