The following is from Chris Widener:
One of the great things about life is that we can realistically be or do anything we choose to. This includes being a good time manager! We must believe that we can be a good time manager—that we have the potential. Unfortunately, many people say, “Well, I am just a poor time manager,” as if it were ingrained in their DNA. The truth is that anyone can be a great time manager, if they choose to go from potential to performance.
So, how do we do this? Here is a simple seven-part process:
1. Believe that you can become a good time manager.
2. Inventory where your time is currently being spent.
3. Determine what your life values are—what do you view as important, what do you want to
4. Set time priorities that will move you toward living out your values.
5. Develop a system of scheduling that works best for you, not a time-management conglomerate.
6. Learn to say no to things that are not part of your priorities moving you toward your values—exercise your power to choose.
7. Do what is in your new schedule.
These simple steps, if you apply them, will take you from having the potential to be a good time manager to true time-management mastery and performance!