TM Article 8
by Rajen Devadason
Take care of the minutes, for the hours will
take care of themselves.
All of us know that time is a
precious commodity. We also know -
intellectually, at least - that we
shouldn't waste any of it.
But the truth is each
of us treats time differently. Those
who live the most impressive, most
meaningful lives tend to be the ones
who treat time with the utmost
respect. Those whose existences are
sorry and sad tend to disrespect
time, big time!
So, where in that
spectrum do you fit? To help you
figure that out, here's a useful
On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being awful and 10
awesome, how do you rank your current level of
time management skill?
Be honest with yourself; it's the
only way you'll truly benefit from this article.
(For your own good, please avoid picking '5' as
an easy way to avoid thinking hard about my
question. There may be safety in the middle of
any pack, but genuine progress is only made when
we honestly assess our capacity for under- and
This is an article on understanding
various viewpoints of time
management. I hope you enjoy
reading it. But if it isn't what
you're looking for, you're welcome
to search for something that better meets
your needs. Thank you for allowing
me to serve you.
Did you pick a number between 1
and 4 or 6 and 10?
If you selected a low number,
then I congratulate you on your honesty
concerning time management shortcomings. If you
chose a high number, then I'm glad you're doing
Either way, there's probably room
So, now spend a few moments
drinking in these 5 different perspectives on
time management. They're drawn from different
people, and, as you read each one, think hard
about a possible application you can make.
Great. Here goes:
"Dost thou love Life? then do not
for that's the Stuff Life is made of."
"Those that make the best Use of
their Time have none to spare."
"You can ask me for anything you
like, except time."
"The years pass more quickly as
we become older."
"At times it is folly to hasten;
at other times, to delay. The wise do everything
in its proper time."
Regardless of where you are today
in your personal life journey, you will want to
take steps to guard your time more carefully
against the vagaries of low priority
The essence of wisdom in this
regard is to slow down, savour and lengthen the moments
spent with those you love and to cut back on the
hours wasted on irrelevancies that do not move
you closer to your key life goals.
Happy thinking... about each perspective!
you're 100% committed to becoming way, way, way
better at time management, then you might want
to get, read and
study my time
Unshackled! 7 Ways to Make
Time for MY Dreams.
© Rajen Devadason