Take Control of Your Time and Take Control of Your Life

Written by Archie R. Lawhorne


If you're ever going to take control of your life and make it grand, you'll need to start by taking control of your time. Without question, effective time management is fundamental to succeeding in any area of life. In fact, it is oftenrepparttar main difference between life's achievers and those who, although always busy, never get anywhere. Not surprisingly, an entire industry has been created out ofrepparttar 102122 need to better manage our time. But if you look a little deeper, you'll see that its not so much about time management as it is self management. Because in reality, you can't control time, but you can control yourself and what you do with each moment of time. Most experts agree that success isrepparttar 102123 result of habit. Therefore,repparttar 102124 first step in improving how you use your time starts with your habits (self control). And your habits start as consciously made decisions (i.e. what time you get up, what kind of books you read, etc.). Once established, good habits become second nature. In many cases, success is not so muchrepparttar 102125 result of doing repparttar 102126 unusual, but ratherrepparttar 102127 result of one's ability to "masterrepparttar 102128 mundane." By consistently performing all of repparttar 102129 little rudimentary tasks that are important, over time these activities transform into huge achievements. Here's some simple rules to follow for better time management:

Don't procrastinate. Do it now. When people put things off, it kills momentum, slows achievement of current goals and restricts future opportunity as time is clogged up. The way to tackle procrastination is to set deadlines by which goals should be achieved. The way to avoid last-minute deadlines brought on by procrastination is to set intermediary goals which must be achieved and then steadily track progress. Track your activities. Memory is a poor guide when it comes to assessing how you spend your time. A better way is to record your activities throughoutrepparttar 102130 day, listing everything you do. Most people will find that they have about three hours each day that can be used in a more constructive or efficient manner. Take stock ofrepparttar 102131 time you spend chatting onrepparttar 102132 phone, flipping though magazines or aimlessly surfingrepparttar 102133 Web, and eliminate all that isn't necessary. Concentrate on results. Many people spend their days in a frenzy of activity, but achieve very little because they are not concentrating onrepparttar 102134 right things. Don't confuse working efficiently with working effectively. Activities can be tension-relieving, but not goal-achieving. By concentrating on fewer "major" priorities regularly, you can achieve a lot more in less time. Rememberrepparttar 102135 80/20 principle: 20% of your key activities will give you 80% of your results. Your aim is to change

Power of 90 Seconds

Written by Arlen Busenitz


You can userepparttar Power of 90 Seconds to transform your life. This power will allow you to:

=> Prevent countless problems. => Add additional hours to your day => Maximize your efficiently while reducing stress. => Save hours of time as you make less mistakes and prevent problems. => Make Smart decisions.

Few people truly understandrepparttar 102121 power of 90 seconds and use it properly. The results are staggering: unnecessary stress, problems, hours of lost time, etc.

You will be different! You will discover this rule and use it to its maximum benefit. This article will show you how to harnessrepparttar 102122 "Power of 90 Seconds."

Let's discover how to use "The Power of 90 Seconds."

You must understand two things:

1. It takes over 20 times more time or money to fixrepparttar 102123 problem than in does to preventrepparttar 102124 problem. (Often it is one-hundred times) Thus time spent on preventing problems is as valuable as gold. (Don't you forget it!)

2. Seconds spend on prevention will save you hours of time, loads of frustration and stress, and piles of money.

Here is how you can userepparttar 102125 "Power of 90 Seconds".

Use 90 seconds to:

=> Prevent a problem. => Think through a Decision, => Do something now which will save time downrepparttar 102126 road. => Fixrepparttar 102127 problem now.

Example:

=> Your boss comes in and hands you an important document. Instead of using 90 second to file it away, you toss it on a stack of papers. As usual it is gone when you want it three days later. Stress and anxiety builds asrepparttar 102128 time slips by while you frantically search forrepparttar 102129 report. You could have saved 30 minutes by using 90 seconds to file it away.

=> You decide not to write down an appointment in your book because it would have taken to long. (30 Seconds). This results in a lost customer, distrust, and a talk with your boss. Thirty seconds would have prevented all this.

=> Instead of writing down a list ofrepparttar 102130 things you need, you go straight torepparttar 102131 grocery store. You forget an important idem. The result: * $3 of gas lost. * 1 hour of time gone forever because you had to back to repparttar 102132 store.

=> You look outside your window and see that your son has left his bike in back of your car. Instead of spending 90 seconds to move it or tell your son to move it, you decide to wait deal withrepparttar 102133 problem tomorrow. Of course you forget and back over his bicycle:

Ninety seconds would have prevented: * Hour changing a tire.(plus $40 for a new one) * $95.95 for a new bicycle. * 10 minutes of lecture fromrepparttar 102134 your boss at work for being late.

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