TM Article 6
6 Must-Haves of a
Great Time Management System
Who forces time is pushed back by time; who
yields to time finds time on his side.
Does it seem as
though you've wasted years looking for the
perfect time management system for yourself on
the shelves of bookstores and in seminars?
If so, you're not
alone. Millions of us are overwhelmed by the
realities of 21st century living. We constantly
search for a 'magic pill' that can make our
stress and fears disappear.
Sadly, in that
quest many of us come to realise that there's an
enormous amount of confusion, even among time
management experts, on what works and what
are high, I think, that you don't have a great
deal of time right now to read a long treatise
on the subject. So, I've decided to help
you cut through the clutter of information
overload by providing you with 6 criteria you
always look for in any personal search
for the ideal time management system:
1. It must be
flexible enough to
provide genuine help to you in dealing with
urgent short-term time challenges and in
pursuing important long-term time goals.
2. It must be
principle-centred instead of merely
strategy-based. This is so that its solutions
aren't short-lived but long-lasting.
3. It must be very easy to
understand and - in the event that you
see yourself as a teacher as well as student of
life - even easier to teach.
4. It must be of such high
quality that you choose to make it a part
of your personal store of wisdom resources to be
used and referred to for a long, long while!
5. It must quickly give
you skills you can use to elevate your
value in the job market many times over.
6. It must be
simple enough to
implement, yet substantial enough to provide you
with a viable launch pad to ongoing learning
about time management!
Does all that make
sense to you? Then, I suggest you print this set
of 6 vital criteria and carry it in your purse
So that the next
time you begin checking out any fresh time
management system, you'll have this short list
of necessary things to look for
handy as you earnestly search for a system that
will reduce your job stress and help you finally
vanquish that paralysing nemesis of great time
management - procrastination!
(Those who cherish a goal
to achieve long-term excellence in their lives
may want to check out a system that DOES meet
all 6 criteria... here.
Warning: Hard work
A less demanding approach
might be to continue your search for information
using a powerful search engine.)