“Real time management is self-management.”
- Stan Toler
Everyone has the same 1,440 minutes to work with each day–no more and no fewer. The management of those minutes is what’s important. They fly by more swiftly than an adage eagle. You sit down to watch a few minutes of television, and suddenly an hour or two passes. The same thing happens when you play computer games. Minutes turn into hours before you know it.
Learning how to efficiently manage your time is one of the most important skills you will ever develop. Time must be controlled, or it will control you. Use a daily planner or a handheld computer to map out your minutes.
Spend some of your minutes in planning. What goals do you want to reach today? Make a list. Then learn how exciting it is to cross an activity off your list after you’ve accomplished it. Spend some of your time in quiet reflection. Take the time to reflect on your day, and include some time for prayer and Bible study.
Learn to conquer your minutes, and you’ll have hours to spare.