How To Be Successful In Life – Time Management
Time Management Without The Mistakes
Time management is a powerful tool in making you a successful and happy person. Therefore, it’s a great skill to learn; it’s not difficult, but there are some tricks to it and some pitfalls to be avoided along the way. Below are some ways to avoid mistakes with your time management and keep your projects and your goals on schedule:
Start small and break tasks down
Sorry to have to break it to you like this but you’re not super-human and you can only do one thing at once. Thinking you can tackle a huge project head-on and all in one go is unrealistic and will just cause you stress and lead you to fail. Instead, break tasks down into smaller, more manageable tasks – and do them one at a time. That will enable you to be more focused and will mean you are giving the task your best efforts. That will give you the biggest chance of success and even if things do not work out as planned you will be able to take pride in the fact that you gave it your best shot.
There is no shame in admitting you can’t do something; in fact, that’s the only way you’ll ever learn new skills. If a task is a little beyond you, ask a professional on the subject or seek some other form of information on it. You’ll be surprised how happy people will be to help you.
Know why you are doing something
What’s in it for you? You will be much less likely to procrastinate if you can see why you are doing something and why it will be of benefit to you. Knowing why you don’t like doing something also helps you become more aware of the obstacles you put between yourself an success – and if you are aware of the obstacles, you stand a much better chance of getting over them.
Celebrate your successes
Seeing lots of ticks on a ‘to-do’ list is a great motivator. It reminds you that you are moving forward, even when it may not feel like it, especially with a long way to go before you reach your goal.
There is no one definition of perfection so it is a far too slippery thing for you to try to achieve. It isn’t necessarily the case that more work will create a better result, so work smarter, not harder. If you stay focused, you’ll achieve much more in less time.
These few simple tips should help to keep your time management on track, help you achieve more success – and make you happier in the process. Harness the power of time management and use it in your everyday life; that way you will no longer be a slave to the clock or your workload – you will have gained a better perspective on life and your ambitions and you will be in a much stronger position to achieve them – and enjoy them.
To your success,
Andy Shaw – A Bug Free Mind