I ask these questions because I note over the past fortnight there has been a marked increase in the number of articles around time and priority management. It feels like every business and management article or blog is covering this theme. No real new stuff, some very good stuff, but still there are a whole lot of words and opinions around what you need to do, how you need to think, what steps you need to take.
My preference is not to add much to this well covered theme… I have too much else I have prioritized to do first….but I can tell you simply the answer is in the following:
- YOU OWN YOUR TIME.
- YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR MANAGING YOUR TIME.
- ONLY YOU CAN KNOW HOW BEST TO MANAGE AND USE YOUR TIME.
- DON’T LET OTHERS TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR TIME
- WHEN YOU REALIZE YOU ARE OFF-TRACK, REVISIT THESE AFFIRMATIONS.
There is one more thing to remember – you always have a choice – so please, no more time-wasting or excuses.
Plan for what you want to do and just do it!