Time is like money. If you know how to use it, you can create a productive and profitable working environment. If you don’t, you can spend your working life always being busy, but not getting the important things done.
You only have 24 hours in a day: -
Every human on this planet has equal opportunity to do his work. The time is the constraint that none can pass. You only have 24 hours in a day and so is the case with other guys.
The honest questions that we must ask for ourselves?
- Are our actions justifiable?
- Are we putting required and necessary efforts towards the accomplishment of the objective?
- Are we working really hard to transform our lives or we are allowing the day to pass.
- Your goal of life is to survive or to live it to the fullest.
- Most probably you have desires within. The million dollar question is “What are you doing in real life to achieve those?”.
* It’s good to begin with a dream, but it’s too bad to finish with that dream.
* Only you care most for your dreams and only you are responsible for their fate.
“Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.”
Take the first 30 minutes of every day to plan your day. Don’t start your day until you complete your time plan. The most important time of your day is the time you schedule to schedule time.
Performing the Relevant Tasks:
The second part is about the relevance of your hard work. It’s not that important to perform huge quantities of hard work, but to accomplish the important tasks on time.
This is the reason why owners of multinationals find it hard to count the cash in hand, while their workmen find it very hard to save money for the future
Some ways in which time can be utilised effectively are:
Complete most important tasks first:
This is the golden rule of time management. Each day, identify the two or three tasks that are the most crucial to complete, and do those first. Once you’re done, the day has already been a success. You can move on to other things, or you can let them wait until tomorrow. You’ve finished the essential.
Hard Work must be Continuous:
They say that success is not a destination, but a journey. This statement clearly means that in order to achieve next thing you will require to put some more efforts. It’s another fact that depending upon the time, situation, and place the amount of efforts required will vary on a per case basis.
* This means that the graduates who got jobs in previous part will require proving themselves. Else, they will be told the three magical words i.e. “You are Fired”.
Keeping a to-do List:
Carry a pen and paper or organizer wherever you go. A daily list of tasks that need to be done is an essential part of action planning. Update your list daily, crossing off completed tasks and adding new tasks that need to be done. You have a record of what you’ve done, so you always have something to work on.
It’s important to list the tasks you have and to sort these in order of priority, and then to devote most time to the most important tasks. When you know where you want to go, you can manage your priorities, time, and resources to get there. This avoids the natural tendency to concentrate on the simple, easy tasks and to allow too many interruptions to your work.
Don’t Fake it; It must be Real:
What is the simplest thing that you can do to turn your dreams into reality?
Now, before answering that question, let us define the term reality.
The reality is nothing, but the state of things as they actually exist.
Reality does not answer how the things should be or what you think about them. It is all about how the things are. Thus, In order to turn your dreams into reality you will require doing the right things at the right times.
Set Personal Goals:
Setting personal goals is essential to manage your time well, because goals give you vision to work towards. Goals also help you decide what’s worth spending your time on, and what’s just a distraction.
Commit to your plan:
Don’t flake on your own plan to do something! Be resolute. Be committed. Be professional about it, and follow through.
Organising your time:
Identify areas of your life where you are wasting time and try to reduce these. Develop a regular work routine. Keep your work space tidy so that you can work efficiently – it’s hard to do this if things you need to find are buried under a pile of paper! Work to schedule so that you meet deadlines – don’t leave everything until the last minute.
Enjoyment should always be the goal. Work can be play:
The goal should be to arrange your commitments in a way that you’re happy living out the details of your daily life, even while you’re working.
Sleep at least 7-8 hours:
Most people need 7-8 hours of sleep for their bodies and minds to function optimally. You know if you’re getting enough. Listen to your body, and don’t underestimate the value of sleep.