We all have the same 168 hours per week. We remind folks often that time is the great equalizer. In our Protecting Goals: The Science of Personal Achievement Program, we’re reminded that “Time is the only achievement resource that is not renewable…You cannot create more time and time cannot be hoarded like silver or gold. All you can do with time is spend it.”
Have you ever met a highly productive person and thought to yourself, “She must have more hours in the day than I do.” Take it from me, she doesn’t. She’s dealing with the same 24 hours each day that you have. Apparently, she’s just making better use of those hours than you are.
Stop wishing you were more like her and start becoming more like her. You CAN! Start by reading this blog post called the Time Management Myth.
The reason most people waste a lot of time and are frustrated by their abysmal productivity is that they lack clarity about their life’s purpose and goals. Seeking and finding clarity is a prerequisite to effectively managing yourself so that you can make time work for you! After all, how can make progress in your life without knowing where you’re headed?
Achievement is never an accident. It’s the result of planning and preparation. What separates the achievers from those who watch in awe is clarity of purpose and a clear plan for accomplishing what matters most. When was the last time you “made time” to plan for your success?
It’s Monday, and you have the whole week ahead of you. Take some time today to reflect on what you plan to accomplish this week.
Now…go make it happen!