Introduction

” The key is in not spending time, but in investing it” Stephen R. Covey

We have only a limited amount of time to accomplish our most important goals in life.

The reason some people are more successful than others can often be traced back to how efficiently and effectively they utilize their time.

Time is one of our most precious assets and yet many of us squander it away.

Unfortunately time can never come back – once we waste it, it is gone forever.

The way in which we manage our time has a major impact on our personal development.

Benjamin Franklin, one of our country’s Founding Fathers, was one of our most accomplished individuals. He wore many hats including scientist, author, printer, politician and inventor. One of the primary reasons he was so successful was his ability to leverage time efficiently.

If we maximize how we manage our time, we can lead a very productive and fulfilling life.

Conversely, if we do not maximize how we manage our time, we can lead a life that never lives up to its potential.

Definition of Time Management

Wikipedia states that “Time management is the act or process of planning and exercising conscious control over the amount of time spent on specific activities, especially to increase effectiveness,efficiency or productivity.”

The  Keys to Managing Our Time More Effectively

  • Make a commitment to yourself that you will become competent in making the best use of your time.
  • Create goals and objectives that are clearly defined.
  • Prioritize your goals and tasks
  • Focus on the most important task at any given moment in time.

Benefits of Time Management

  • Reduces stress since it frees up more time to attend to whatever important tasks you need to perform without getting backlogged or not meeting important deadlines.
  • Allows you to become more productive since you have a greater awareness of the most important goals to work on at any given moment in time.
  • Frees up time to pursue activities/hobbies that you enjoy and that brings you personal satisfaction.

Summation

Time management is one of  the most important skills to learn in life.

By consciously being aware of time, we can leverage and achieve our most important goals.

Consequently, we can lead a more productive and fulfilling life.

About the author: Bob

Bob is a businessman, athlete, and entrepreneur who is passionate about helping people progress personally through better self-awareness.

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