Time management, an ethic of antiquity, has become a rather loosely used phrase in contemporary times. As Forbes contributor Ann Latham points out, what most of them get wrong is You can’t manage time, you can only control yourself. As long as you focus on managing time searching for systems, lists, and tools you are ignoring the real issue: how to control yourself. When you say no, you assert your right to decline that which will come in the way of your day and its management.
- Most of us today would like to do everything at the same time. Mothers want to feed their children, wash vessels, dry clothes, go shopping, organised dinners, and plan the next day with the first breath they take in the morning.
- Priorities are those top few tasks that deserve attention next. there are limits that your mind and body are restricted to .
- At some point, you need to learn to decline opportunities. Your objective should be to take on only those commitments that you know you have time for and that you truly care about.
“Priorities are those top few tasks that deserve attention next. If you have too many, you have none. You have to know your top few priorities at any time.”