Thursday, December 31, 2009


The most scarce resource today is TIME. With every breath we take, we expend our energies and actually reduce our life span. When this thought strikes us, we realize how important it is to make the best use of the time at our disposal  and ensure we have no regrets. A good test to know if your using your time well is to simply answer this question now- If I were to die in the next 5 mins what would I be doing? 
Today I Must Exploit is a wonderful way to visualize how one uses his /her time. Each one of us has a different priority in life. As long as we are comfortable that we have focused our resources and our time to attain those priorities, we will never have any regrets about how we spend our time. If reading is our priority then so be it, watching a movie can also be ones priority especially if you are a move reviewer or sleep could be our prime concern after a hard days work.The problem is that we are rarely sure of our priorities and often we compromise on those priorities for short term pleasures.Students in particular are guilty of squandering away precious time by ignoring their studies and substituting it with frivolous pursuits like watching movies, TV, sleeping or shopping. For professionals, the danger is in wasting time in gossiping, backbiting, leg pulling, ego massaging, texting / emailing, indecision, etc.

Three simple TIME management rules are
  1. Have a place for everything and put everything in its place
  2. Plan your priorities and prioritize your plans
  3. Pursue your priorities purposefully
Action Points
  • Ensure you start with a clean, orderly environment where all your stuff is kept in fixed places and locations. 
  • List out your priorities and plans to achieve them.
  • Make a commitment to avoid all temptation and distractions that will divert your focus from the goal.
              Power Act - from is focused on -
                        Powering your Spirit to ACT Now.

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