SOME TIME MANAGEMENT HINTS FOR A BUSY LIFE
THE MOST COMMON TIME WASTERS, I believe, are:
1. Telephone Interruptions 2. Drop-in Visitors 3. Meetings 4.
Crisis Management 5. Lack of Objectives, Priorities a Daily plan
6. Cluttered Desk, Personal Disorganization. 7. Ineffective
Delegation 8. Attempting too Much at Once 9. Lack of Clear
Communication 10. Inadequate, Inaccurate Delayed Information 11.
Indecision and Procrastination 12. Confused Responsibility and
Authority. 13. Inability to Say "No". 14. Leaving Tasks
Unfinished 15. Lack of Self-Discipline
MORE COMMON TIME WASTERS (IN RANK):
1. Planning (lack of).
2. Priorities (lack of)
3. Telephone interruptions
4. Cluttered/cluttered desk
7. Lack of Self Discipline
8. Ineffective delegation
9. Attempting too much
10. Inability to say 'No'
The 80/20 Principle:
20% of activity gives 80% of results and 80% of activity gives
20% of results (known as the Pareto Principle). * Focus on the
important few activities, not the trivial many. * Don't
procrastinate * The key is self discipline. * "First we make
habits, then habits make us."
"When we control our time, we master our life"