Do you often find you run out of time to do some of your important things? Do you sometimes wonder why you seem to be the busiest person in the team? Do you ever get home after a busy day and wonder 'what have I actually done today'? Are there things not yet done that you wish you had done weeks ago?
Time is a strange thing. We all have a different relationship with it but one thing we really can’t do is “manage it” – time is time and that’s all there is to it.
What we can do, though, is manage ourselves better. We can seek to understand why we do certain things and if we can see a better way, we can take steps to change.
There are plenty of tools available to help you to plan your time better and to keep track of how you spend your time. There is also an excellent book I would recommend – Eat that Frog by Brian Tracy.
However, what really matters is your belief in how you value your time. Your actions will follow.
This talk is about time and procrastination. It is under 15 minutes long and is really amusing as well as making the point very well. There is a serious message here for all of us, whether we consider ourselves to be procrastinators or not.
One of my favourite quotes is from Jim Rohn: “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment”.
If we are going to achieve our goals in business and in life we need to invest our time wisely now because “how we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives” (Anne Dillard).