“If you can dream it, you can do it.”
Think of what Walt Disney accomplished in one year: Disneyland was built in 366 days, from ground-breaking to first day open to the public.
So how are you doing on time management?
On average studies have shown we spend:
- 27 years sleeping
- 3.3 years eating
- 5 months waiting at traffic lights
- 8 months opening unwanted mail
- 1 year looking for misplaced objects
- 2 years attempting to return phone calls
- 4 years doing housework
- 5 years waiting in lines
- 13.8 years working
So given all the different things we do, why aren’t we better organized? Many people say it takes too much time, some feel they just don’t know how to be better organized and others want to do everything “perfectly” and end up not accomplishing much.
So what is the price of not being organized?
- Missed goals
- Overlooked opportunities
- Wasted time
- Wasted money
A shift in focus
Concentrate on results, not on being busy! Many people spend their days in a frenzy of activity that produces few results because they are not concentrating on the right things.
The 80/20 Rule
- 80 percent of unfocussed effort generates only 20 percent of results.
- The remaining 80 percent of results are achieved with only 20 percent of the effort.
10 myths about time
Myth: Time can be managed.
Truth: Only tasks can be managed.
Myth: The longer or harder you work the more you accomplish.
Truth: It’s better to work efficiently.
Myth: If you want something done right, do it yourself.
Truth: You have to delegate. You can’t do it all.
Myth: You aren’t supposed to enjoy work.
Truth: If you don’t enjoy it, find something else to do.