Everything you do requires your time; this means that your accomplishments and your effectiveness are directly in proportion to your ability to manage your time. We set goals for the year; we set daily priorities, but how often do you add a time factor to each of them?
To make the necessary changes to have 2011 be a better year than 2010, three things are necessary;
- First there has to be “true desire”; not just words on a piece of paper, but something that is burning in your heart. That means that the motivation to make 2011 better already exists.
- The second item is “planning”. Writing a goal to accomplish by the end of 2011, is not enough. The plan has to be broken down into small segments.
- The third and most important to reaching your goal is the accountability. Each segment has to have a time element in which it has to be achieved.
With this major goal in mind, then the rest of your life ( family, spiritual, health)has to be “time managed”. These three items should have first priority for time management, because they are the foundation upon which your work goal is built.
Time management works better if accountability is part of it. I recommend that time segments, for the purpose of accountability, be broken down for weekly review. I recommend that you have someone else, in addition to yourself, to monitor the time line; your mentor or business coach is a good choice.
If you want to enjoy one of the greatest luxuries in life, the luxury of having enough time, time to rest, time to think things through. time to get things done and know you have done them to the best of your ability, remember there is only one way. Take enough time to think and plan things in the order of their importance. your life will take on a new zest, you will add years to your life, and more life to your years. Let all your things have their place. Let each part of your business have its time.