Making Time Count
I’ve been fretting over time. Time and time again, I do not have much time to get all the work done. But unfortunately, that is just what many people are struggling with and is prevalent. Who would have known that a large percentage of working people face the same problem? Who knew that the problem was not just me.
The problem is that finishing up all the stuff on my to-do list is nearly impossible. So I must prioritize.
Move away all the big rocks of tasks and then worry about the little things or not even worry at all.
We have 24 hours a day. So with all that goes on in a day, the best number of hours I can devote to work is 10 to 12 hours.
I slept 5 hours today. I got up, ate breakfast and took a MindValley class. It was just 5 AM when I woke up. But when I got out of the door, it was already 8 AM. So just going through the motions and all, I have spent 3 hours that I did not plan.
Time allocation is vital to fit in as much work as possible. But it just sometimes turns out differently than you plan. Now, I have 8 hours at WeWork, and I’m going to make sure that I properly finish up the work day with more done right now.
We must live in the moment. Not just keep planning and planning. That’s how I operated. Always stuck in planning mode without a perfect plan. Let’s face it. There will never be an ideal plan. We just got to give ourselves a rough guideline and start taking action.
Massive action is what we want, and we must embrace change and time to make the day as productive as possible.
The best way to use up time is to immerse yourself in work and not worry about anything other than what you have on your to-do list.
Today, I’m starting something new called “Time Ceilings”. I am going to limit my time to different categories of work. Stop work when time is up, no matter how much work I have done for it. It gives me a good time frame for everything I need for the day. If I don’t finish the task, I’ll leave it for the next day. Not get all worked out about it. I did what I could. Leave it what is undone for the next day.
We have 365 days, 52 weeks, 24 hours and 7 days a year.
I know there is just too much to handle. But we must learn to see which ones are important. For me, everything is important. So prioritizing is a huge problem.
So I question myself to find out what is more important is this. Which of the work will make me money in the shortest amount of time?
Then I will have figured out what is important and work on it.
Life is full of surprises. There is a lot to do, and many adventures await. All we got to do is set our course and follow it.
No matter how we spend time, time will surely pass. We have got to make time count. Work on what is essential.
I’ve spent too much time just working and not doing what is most important to get in the money. Now that I know how to prioritize, things will be different.
That my career will start taking off. It might take some time. But I’ve got to enjoy the process, be persistent and keep working.
We all will be fine.