Use your time wisely!
Realise that your time is limited and valuable.
You need to choose how you are going to use it
Here are 5 key steps:
Work out “Why” you do what you do. What is your higher purpose?
- To survive?
- To gain pleasure?
- To avoid pain?
- To make others happy?
- To achieve something?
Know clearly what it is you want to do.
Create a list (or at least have an idea) of “What” specifically it is you want to do. Make sure you can answer these questions about your ideas or goals
- Specific – Can it be defined?
- Measurable – How will you measure success?
- Achievable – can it be achieved?
- Relevant – Does it align with your higher purpose, your “Why”?
- Time-related – When do you want it to be achieved?
Often we choose to do the easy, fun or unimportant things.
We know that we should do Urgent and Important things first.
If you have a long list of things you need to do but can’t work out what to do first then try this:
- Give each item an Urgency score out of 10 and an Importance score out of 10
- multiply the scores together so you get a score out of one hundred
- The biggest point score gets done first…or you knowingly, consciously, do something with a low score just because you want to
Go! – Take action
Don’t procrastinate – If something is important and urgent then just bite the bullet and get it done.
If you are having trouble taking action ask someone else to hold you accountable. It could be as simple as saying “This is really important to me. In one week’s time can you please ask me how I am progressing.”
This is probably the most important step.
Celebrate every achievement.
Party more than you work.
If the rewards are greater than the effort it is likely that you will quickly go back and pick something else from the list so that you can celebrate again!