The Subtle Power of Time Management

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You should know that one thing you cannot recycle is time. According to Michael Altshuletr, "The bad news is time flies. The good news is you're the pilot." Time moves in one direction: forward. That means there is scant chance of a reprisal. The power of time lies in its permanence; what is done cannot be undone. This emphasizes the power of time management, and how it can make or break you.

How you choose to organize and schedule your time determines a big part of your results. We spend what should be valuable time on mundane things, and then complain we don't have enough of it. You need to make a conscious effort of tracking how you spend time; where it is being used and wasted.

"Time is what we want most, but what we use worst." - William Penn.

Like it or not, your choices are responsible for your time management abilities. Societal and peer pressure only go so far in influencing your habits. Having control over your life choices is the first step towards time management. You, and you alone, are responsible for  how you spend your time. When you let outside influences dictate how you spend your time, the battle is lost. Take charge!

It is vital to understand that time lost cannot be restored. You can make reparations, but what is lost is lost and cannot be retrieved. You need to visualize your goals and structure your time to get the most out of each second. Samuel Smiles said, "Lost wealth may be replaced by industry, lost knowledge by study, lost health by temperance or medicine, but lost time is gone forever."

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Don't bombard yourself with activities by procrastinating to the last minute. There should be a balance between tasks at hand, and available time. Oprah Winfrey said it best; "You can have it all, just not all at once.

In conclusion, time management is the key to a more productive and stress-free life. I will leave you with the words of Mozart: "The shorter way to do many things is to only do one thing at a time."

Manage your time!

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