Monday, August 22, 2011

Time is Golden: 7 Rules of Time Management


Time is one of the most important commodities that we have. But we are often bombarded with more tasks than we can keep up with.  This can result in our most important things being shifted to second place just out of necessity.  In order to counter act this you must fully understand time. 

While doing some research online I came across these golden rules of time management.

1. Time is fleeting. Think about it...the moment you started reading this is gone, never to be regained. It seems we get so caught up in petty circumstances that we forget what we set out to do, and before you know it, the day is gone!
2. Time is valuable. You always have time to make money; but you can never have enough money to make time!
3. Time is unforgiving. The amazing thing about your time; even through no fault of your own, even "wasted" time will never stand still.
4. Time is money. You must be constantly asking yourself, "Am I doing the most productive thing I can be doing right now?" Watch out for those "wasted" moments we were talking about earlier.
5. Time is always changing. We all must constantly renew our minds, and let the past be just that...the past! It can't help you now, aside from the learning experience, don't dwell on it.
6. Time is the ultimate judge. We have all heard "time will tell!" Well, there is some truth to that, as the future has a way of finding any flaw in the plan. Pre-planning will save massive amounts of your precious commodity called time.
7. Time is in your control. We can all be more in control of our day and how we spend it. Today should have been planned out yesterday, and tomorrow should be thought about today.

Time can't be saved.  It can only be spent! We spend it at the exact rate of one minute per minute. We can’t spend more or less no matter how hard we try. We can’t spend more than 5 minutes in five minutes with a friend, and we can’t spend less than 5 minutes in five minutes being angry in traffic. Our rate of spending is fixed. All we can control is where we choose to invest…

In the next post I will cover some techniques to improve your effectiveness of time management.



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