Four Key Points To Managing Your Time


Number one. Time management is really life management. “As Peter Drucker said, you cannot manage time. You can only manage yourself.” And how well you manage yourself will determine your results, your rewards, and even your peace of mind.

Number two. The quality of your time management determines the quality of your life. I used to think that time management was a skill that I could occasionally practice whenever I thought about it. I saw a time like a planet orbiting around the sun of my life. Then I learned that time management is the sun of my existence, and everything I do revolves around it. Everything requires time.

Number three. Time is necessary for accomplishment. All work requires time.

All success requires time. Time is necessary for relationships. Time is the one indispensable resource; it cannot be stored up or saved.

  • Rule. Is that you cannot save time.

You can only spend it differently. You can only reallocate your time from low-value activities to higher-value activities.

Number four. Time management is a skill that can be learned and must be learned. It\’s a skill like driving a car or typing on a keyboard. It takes a good deal of time, effort, and discipline to develop good time management habits. But once you have developed them, they will serve you for the rest of your life.

Practice one skill at a time when you make a commitment to manage your time more effectively. You should select just one area, one time management skill, one habit, and work on that single-mindedly for a full month. Don\’t try to improve several things at once. Just select the one habit that can help you the most at this time. Practice every single day without exception for 21 to 30 days. It will have become a permanent part of your behavior by that time. Then you can move on to the next time management habit.

If you develop one new time management skill per month. In a year, you will have to develop 12 skills or more. The quality of your life will have been transformed. You will be two or three times more productive, earning more money and taking more time off.