Time Management and Success

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Whoever said, "Early to bed early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise," only got it partially right when it comes to finding the formula for personal success, because great time management skills are also essential.


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While some people are millionaires and some people are paupers, all people are on the same playing field with regards to time. Every living being is allotted 24 hours in a single day-no more, no less. So being able to accomplish your goals in any given day means being able to prioritize and multi-task.

If you compare any two people at a particular workplace and analyze their work habits, you'll oftentimes notice differences in terms of productivity. Some people are simply better at managing their time and, therefore, getting more done with the time they have. If you're not particularly good at prioritizing and managing tasks, you need not worry, because if you weren't born with time management skills, you can learn them.


First of all, you'll want to begin each new week by drawing up a schedule of things to do in the coming week. Start off by listing things you absolutely must do, and then jot down things you'd like to do. Once you've done this, you'll want to look over your weekly schedule and consider whether, time wise, your schedule is realistic. If it isn't, then you'll need to drop off non-essentials and maybe factor in more time for the critical tasks.

Something else you'll want to consider is that people with good time management skills tend to be fairly organized. If you're work desk looks as though it were hit by a tornado, then tidy up a little bit. You'll be surprised at how much more efficient you'll be if you don't have to wade through piles of paper to find what you're looking for.

Combine time management skills with health, wealth and wisdom, and you've got the formula for personal success.


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