Waste of time equals waste of life. Effective management of time is necessary to live a productive and successful life. Show me a man who knows how to manage his time well and and I will show you a very successful man. Time management equals life’s management. The one thing that is very common among rich and successful people in the world is that they always make better use of their time.
Now can I surprise you a little! You are where you are right now because of how effective you have made use of your time and vice versa.
If you I asking me how you can make better and effective use of your time, then the following 10 points will be of great help to you.
1. Schedule you time
Have a time and a place for everything you do and you will be able to do everything you want to do.
2. Get busy
White space on your calendar invites you to waste it. Which often means going down a spiral of procrastination. It’s never just 1 Episode.
3. Always keep the bigger picture in mind
Don’t waste your time answering E-mails if you have a project to finish instead. Always remember what matters!
4. Learn to be in the moment
When you are with your family, be with your family! There is a time and place for everything, and you do not need to think about work right now. Don’t multi-task your life. It will only cause you to half-ass everything.
5. Make the first two hours the most important two – How you start your day determines how the day goes. Start off procrastinating and wasting time, and your day will be slow and groggy. Start off getting things done and solving the biggest problems and your day will be productive and filled with motivation.
6. Become excited about it
Your day should excite you! If you are looking at tomorrow like a chore, then it will become a chore. This is your life and you are living right now. Make your days exciting. “If you live each day as if it were your last, someday you’ll be right.” – Steve Jobs
7. Learn to say “NO” when necessary
If you don’t want to do it or don’t have the time, don’t do it! Your life is too short to be spent pleasing other people.
8. Don’t forget to say “YES” when necessary
If it is something you want to do or if it could help you, then go and do it! It’s scary, yes, but you have already wasted enough of your life away. It’s time to live!
9. Remember each day
A large part of the day was productive and you did use your time effectively… you are just not paying attention to it. At the end of the day look at what you accomplished and feel proud of it. Yes, you can always do more, but you are doing great right now!
10. Always remember that “Slow and steady wins the race”
You will not become the most productive person tomorrow; that’s fine. Make each day a little better than the last and you will eventually use your time as effectively as you can.