Saturday, April 7, 2012

Time Management or Self Management

Here's what i found that "There is no such thing as time management"
Think about it; the term is an oxymoron. Time cannot be managed. It cannot be controlled in any way.  Everyone gets the same number of hours and minutes every day. Nobody—no matter how shrewd—can save minutes from one day to spend on another. No scientist—no matter how smart—is capable of creating new minutes. Even with all his wealth, someone like Bill Gates can’t buy additional hours for his day. And even though people talk about trying to “find time,” they need to quit looking. There isn’t any extra lying around. Twenty-four hours is the best any of us is going to get.

Since we can’t manage our time, what can we do? Manage ourself! Nothing separates successful people from unsuccessful people more than how they use their time. Think again why people get different achievement while they have the same 24 hours a day. The difference is the way they manage their time. Successful people understand that time is the most precious commodity on earth. And that we all have an equal amount, packed into identical suitcases. So even though everyone’s suitcase is the same size, they get a higher return on the contents of theirs. Why? They know what to pack.

Someone said, “It is not enough to be busy. The question is, ‘What are we busy about?’” So, the next question is "How do you judge whether something is worthy of your time and attention?" From the past few days, I used this formula to help me know the importance of a task so that I can manage myself effectively. It’s a three step process:

First, Rate the task in terms of Importance.
Critical = 5 points
Necessary = 4 points
Important = 3 points
Helpful = 2 points
Marginal = 1 point

Second, Determine the task’s urgency.
Next three days = 5 points
This week = 4 points
Next week = 3 points
This month = 2 points
Next month = 1 points
(p.s : you can make your own classification)

Third. Multiply the rate of importance times the rate of urgency.
Example: 5 (critical) x 4 (next week) = 20.

After assigning each task a new number, make a new to-do list. This time list everything from highest to lowest task management score. THAT’S how i plan my day. Why don't give some try?

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