Community//

Time Management

Look to find your own mantra that suits you the best

Have you ever wondered why some people achieve much more in limited time whereas others are left complaining about lack of time? Are the first kind of people aliens, gifted or smarter than others? Surely, this is not the case. People who achieve more are the ones who know the importance of time and try to get the most out of every day. Let’s have a look at some of the best time management tips by the greatest intellectuals on the planet:

Make Priorities:

Using the Pareto Principle, also known as the 80/20 rule, for this purpose, can help a lot. It states that 80% of the results can be achieved by 20% of the work. Find the high priority tasks in your life and do them as soon as possible. By getting important things done first makes it easy to manage other tasks also.

Be Focused:

Multitasking can also be distracting at times as it requires a great deal of time and energy to stop and start activities every now and then. Upon resuming, you have to readjust which can easily kill the feel of it. To get rid of getting distracted constantly, try to be focused and finish the previous task before looking at the next one in the line.

Recheck Your Mindset:

Reprogram your subconscious mind to be more productive. Start believing that you can manage your time effectively, it may sound unrealistic but believe me it works. Being better at productivity takes consistent efforts, determination and decisiveness.

Know Your Values:

Take some time and try to figure out what you value the most. Go through your priorities and find out the most valuable one. Once the ultimate goal of your life is determined, strive to achieve it no matter how long it takes.

Outsource:

Don’t try to put up a one-man show and look for all the opportunities to collaborate. This helps you to concentrate better on your prioritized tasks. Business-people know the importance of delegating the most. Find people who can do your tasks better than what you could manage.

Having said that, it is also important not to just get stuck to someone’s way or advice. Look to find your own mantra that suits you the best. 

The Thrive Global Community welcomes voices from many spheres. We publish pieces written by outside contributors with a wide range of opinions, which don’t necessarily reflect our own. Learn more or join us as a community member!
Share your comments below. Please read our commenting guidelines before posting. If you have a concern about a comment, report it here.

You might also like...

Steven Errico/Getty Images
Wisdom//

For a Productive Year, Focus on Time-Based Activities, Instead of Task-Based Lists

by Thomas Oppong
Community//

9 Ways to be Super-Productive

by Shyam Ramanathan

Sign up for the Thrive Global newsletter

Will be used in accordance with our privacy policy.

Thrive Global
People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.

- MARCUS AURELIUS

We use cookies on our site to give you the best experience possible. By continuing to browse the site, you agree to this use. For more information on how we use cookies, see our Privacy Policy.