Do you think that people who manage to do everything on time have more minutes in an hour? Do they have more hours in a day? Nope. They have the same amount as we do: 60 minutes in an hour and 24 hours in a day. The only thing that differs them is their ability to manage time. It’s a major skill, that can transform one’s life significantly. Imagine that within one day you can be twice as effective as you are now. You just become potent to do more with the same amount of time and as you master this skill, you “create” more and more time. To help you get started, here are the top 5 skills that you need to develop.
1) Eliminate the Unnecessary.
This is a must. If you’re always involved in the activities that make little or no sense – you’re just wasting your time. A great step to eliminating the unnecessary is mastering the ability to say “no”. Sometimes, we trap ourselves into saying “yes” to so many things that we would rather refuse. If you don’t understand what actually “unnecessary” is, I’ll give you an easy explanation – it’s everything that prevents you from reaching your goals. For instance, if you have a deadline for a task, you shouldn’t spend 30 minutes surfing Facebook. Just draw a very clear line between the necessary and the unnecessary and avoid everything that’s unnecessary. Be very honest about your definitions. Don’t let your mind fool you by putting the unnecessary stuff in the necessary category.
2) Plan Your Work.
If you don’t know what you want to accomplish today, you will probably accomplish nothing. Plan ahead what you want to achieve today. These 10 minutes of planning have much more effect then hours of aimless work. Continue reading