How Much Time Are You Wasting?
Are you using every moment to the fullest?
Here's how you find out:
Starting today, I want you to take a look at how much time you waste in a day. Every time you find yourself doing something that is not productive, make note of it. Smoking, taking coffee breaks, standing in line, calling friends or family, gossiping, standing around the water cooler, discussing the game, going to bars, doodling, daydreaming, avoiding work, etc. By writing it down, you become aware of all the things you're doing that don't add up to moving your team and your company down the field.
What if you had only one hour to win the game? You can't take breaks when you've got to work the ball down the field. You have only three one-minue time-outs and you're on the clock. When the buzzer rings, the game is over! He who makes the most of his time will accomplish the most!
Make the decision now that you're controlling time - and time is no longer controlling you. Change your mind about time and decide that you have plenty of it. Become a master of the clock, not a slave to it!
It's actually a lie when you tell yourself that you don't have enough time! The fact is, you have the same amount of time as everyone else; you just aren't using it efficiently. We all have the same 24-hour days, amounting to 8,760 hours a year. If you don't know how much time is available, I assure you that you haven't decided how to use it. If you agree that time is money, then you should inventory and protect your time just like you would anything that is valuable!
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