Will These Tips Change Your Life?

Free time management tips will include daily lists and ways to accomplish your goals. The ideas and tools listed require discipline and organization. However, the results will be worthwhile and inspiring.

It is human nature to avoid anything that requires time and effort. That is why we respect those who have overcome that natural tendency. We respect people who take the time and make the effort to accomplish their goals.


It Is Hard and It Requires Lots of Hard Work!

What type of world would it be if being successful was easy? The fact that it takes effort to be good at anything favors the industrious, hard worker. The worker who overcomes procrastination and disorganization has the advantage. Overcoming the tendency to delay starting a project becomes a consistent plus.

Who can benefit from these time management tips? I think it is safe to say that even the most efficient and productive person will find a "nugget" or two in these suggestions.

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"Time is priceless, but it is free. You can't own it, you can use it. You can spend it. But you can't keep it. Once you've lost it you can never get it back"   AUDREY NIFFENEGGER

"Position your daily actions so time is working for instead of against you."    JEFF OLSON

Long-term Goals, Weekly Goals, and Daily Goals!

"If you don't know where you are going, any road'll get you there" is a paraphrase from Alice in Wonderland. But, if you have goals, you will know where you are going and when you will achieve your goal.

The following is a list of time management tips that will help you manage your time:

  • Transfer only important goals to a daily-to-do-list.
  • Only transfer items to a daily-to-do-list that will be completed today; avoid a cluttered long, impossible-to-get-done list.
  • Break up time-consuming larger tasks into smaller tasks; when a two hour block of time is required and you've only got 30 minutes -  get part of the task done.
  • Prioritize your list; give a number to each item on the list; follow the numbers; cross out each completed item (crossing the item out is therapeutic).
  • Get any unpleasant task out of the way first; you will feel freer and worry less about it.
  • Divide your day into "blocks of time"; a block of time to work on the to-do-list; time to respond to emails and returns calls; periodic 5 minute breaks.
  • Interruptions occur; minimize them; allow for them; consider a "do not disturb" sign on your desk or door.
  • Identify important and urgent tasks; give priority to the important.
  • All of the above should have eliminated procrastination.
  • Avoid multi-tasking; the task will take longer and be of lesser quality; the human mind can only think of one thing at a time.

We Live in the Present & the Future - Not in the Past!

Our past is now history and worth remembering. But, it has nothing to do with the reality that our lives exist in the present and the future. Sure, we can learn from the past, but there is nothing that we can do to change it.

I recall telling my office manager that I try to do something positive for my future every day. Her response was that I was likely to have a pretty good future. And that is what anyone who desires a good future can do.

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"A wise person does at once, what a fool does at last. Both do the same thing; only at different times."   BALTASAR GRACIAN

"Successful people are always working on tasks of high value. Unsuccessful people are always killing time on tasks of low value."    BRIAN TRACY


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