For those people with busy lives being pulled in endless directions, the premise that a time management system will help them get the most out of their day is a familiar one.
Perhaps you have tried putting into practice some of the organizing tips available in the many books and articles on the subject. But have you ever asked yourself how successful those ideas have been in practice? Is it possible to find that the very techniques you thought would save you time, have actually eaten into your time themselves, with relatively little profit.
Were you were lulled into the idea that goal setting software would grant you success in achieving your heart's desire, or that gloriously graphic organizers would transform your life into an efficient machine?
Effective time management does not involve buying the latest software, or leather bound organizers. Neither does it necessitate spending half your day organizing computer files instead of creating them, or creating long to do lists rather than doing the tasks on the list. No one denies the importance of managing your time, but to do it well it must also be effective. So what does that mean exactly?
In the first instance, it must be uniquely tailored to you. There is a myth that these time tips are all about the management of time. Some even believe it creates extra time for tasks. The truth is that to effective manage time, it is really about your own behavior, and managing it better in order to make sure you are getting things done, rather than simply planning to do so.
And remember that it is not much use to be wasting time on things that are managing the process of supposedly saving time.
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Shafir Ahmad of http://www.ShafirAhmad.com is the author of “The Experts Guide to Managing Your Time".