"Success in planning means planning for success." - Damond Nollan
Interesting to hear how often time management plays a role in personal achievement. When we are actively engaged in planning our days, we strategically move further down the field toward our goals. Without it, we often feel like a boat without a rudder (floating aimlessly through life).
Everything we do takes time, however large or small the action. Therefore, we should plan our time to include every activity.
For me, I use a calendar to track daily routines as well as one-time events. From paying bills to getting dressed in the morning, I capture it all.
Eventually, if you do it often enough, you will find areas of inefficiencies and opportunities for improvement. You will also begin to control your time versus letting time control you. Most importantly, you will start completing more of what's crucial to your success over participating in worthless time wasters.
Take a few minutes right now to look at your calendar. Is it on your phone? Refrigerator? Desk? Wall? Computer?
Wherever it is, start at this time to add what you plan to achieve today. Add everything (shower, meals, commute, assignments, and even watching tv).
Then, at the end of the day, review your plan and determine how well you did. Make adjustments and plan again for tomorrow (rinse and repeat).
Take control of your life (and success) today. If you won't, someone else will.
Let's make today great, Champions!