Over a century ago, Carl foreshadowed three challenges, and these persist ever more so in today’s hectic world …
How can we start to value our precious time, so we can make more effective choices about where we spend it?
In what ways can we take ownership of that time, to invest it into things that are important to our Selves?
And, what else can we do, to enable us to start managing time in much more sustainable ways?
We know how many seconds there are in a minute, how many minutes there are in an hour and how many hours there are in a day.
Every 60 seconds still amounts to a single minute but why are still contrasting results with different people — Why do some of us accomplish many times more than others and others many times lesser
Every individual experience a single minute differently. An hour could fly by like a minute while a single minute could crawl by like an hour.
Dr Seuss once said “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who’ll decide where to go.”
You have the power to will your mind to alter the way your time moves.
Here are some of the ways one could catch time before it runs out.
Setting your mind to a daily clear schedule helps you to clearly know what you need to accomplish for the day. This gives you ample knowledge to know how much time you can waste and be distracted and how much time you need for your work.
Think about it positively whilst at it. It is no surprise how time flies when we are spending time with people we love or doing things we enjoy. The same logic applies — work gets done faster when you are able to take joy in doing it.
Discipline is a key ingredient especially when there are increasing varieties of distractions (that ranges from a phone text, an email notification, an instant message to the ringing of a phone) that takes our mind somewhere else that usually ends up as an unfinished piece of work at the end of your waking hours.
Do not underestimate how much can be accomplished in replacing that 10 – 15 minutes of instant messaging or replying an email to 10 – 15 minutes of uninterrupted work. Understandably you will not be able to complete that new marketing proposal or that big presentation you have to give.
But 15 minutes of drafting a clear outline of what you will be doing or just starting off with a clear introduction could make what might take a dozen hours of staring into your laptop screen thinking of what to write into a few fully utilize hours of good solid work.
We often neglect or drag what we need to do, to do what we prefer to do. But in properly managing the hours of doing what we need to do, we would have so much more time to do what we prefer to do.