Wikipedia defines time management as “exercising conscious control over the amount of time spent on specific activities, especially to increase efficiency or productivity.”
Ha. If only it was that simple.
I put the question of time management to my daughter. She added “ and not procrastinating”. I am not sure but I think she might have been speaking directly to/about me.
Take this blog for example. I was given 50 days to deliver, and yes, I am over 12 hours late. Obviously I am not the poster child for time management. Other contributors, to Strictly Business, often turn their blogs in early, sometimes a month in advance. I can’t. I try, but I don’t. Not making excuses. Just stating fact.
So I have reevaluated my time management that is affected by this procrastination. It is actually ‘my subconscious control of the lack of time spent on specific activities which in turn decreases my efficiency and productivity.’ Time management for me is an ongoing battle.
“Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday,” wrote Don Marquis. I know I need to focus, think, prioritize and execute. Why is it so hard?
Last week I wrote about being my own competition. I stated it was my clock I was racing. I thought I was on the right track. Not according to Arthur Godfrey who said “Even if you are on the right track – you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” Well I don’t want to get run over. So the first step is obviously a change of thought, a change in direction.
I encourage you to take this challenge with me. Let’s focus, think, prioritize and execute. Let’s turn our blogs in early.
My new definition of time management is going to be ‘a victorious battle with procrastination.’