I’ve been wasting a lot of time lately.
I’ve been feeling a lot like my friend Jeff.
And this is what I’ve come to realize:
My time has been wasted because my time has not been well planned out.
I’ve been reactive.
Responding to the urgent.
Being driven by the random.
Often times unaware of what should be done next.
There has been no rhythm to my days…at all.
But yesterday this all changed.
I was reminded of the best time management advice that I had ever been given:
The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities. – Stephen Covey
With this brilliant piece of advice in mind, I put together an “ideal week.”
I determined what aspects of my life absolutely required my attention and I scheduled times throughout the week when I would attend to those priorities.
It was such a liberating exercise.
And if you have any interest in managing your time more effectively, I recommend that you do it too.
It will give you clarity.
It will give you purpose.
It will empower you to do the things that are most important to you.
I encourage you to join me in more effectively managing our time.
The purposes for which we were created deserve our best effort in doing so.