Saturday, May 26, 2018

Manage The Important Time


How do you manage your time?

I've taught time management skills for longer than most people I meet have been alive. Some things change (technology, styles, priorities) and some things stay the same (healthy habits, counter-productive habits.) It's all important and some of it is helpful to apply. But what comes first?

Once I realized that time is the one common currency -- the one resource we are all truly created equal in -- I realized how important it was to not get everything done but instead to get what is important done. To focus on the vital. To savor the healthy. To grow.

Because all the time in the world doesn't matter if it's spent on things you don't like.

It's why some minutes feel like hours and yet some weeks feel like days. When we are happy with our actions, when we are in that blissful flow of creative sparking and helping -- time truly flies.

Managing time only works if you're happy doing what you're doing.

Do that, and manage the rest.

-- doug smith


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