Have to Swallow a Frog? Don’t stare at it too long!
The best time management tip, for busy moms and others, is probably contained in Mark Twain’s advice (the title of this article): Don’t procrastinate. Get the hardest job, the least-pleasant task done as early in the day as you can. After that. all other chores will be a breeze.
Your daily accomplishments are connected to the choices you make about how to spend the time of your life. Quite simply, if you choose to continue doing things that waste time, you are willingly relegating to the trash bin of life moments that you will never recapture–unproductive moments, idle moments, moments that add little or nothing to the quality of your life and your work.
Be inspired by the words of management guru Peter Drucker: “Everything requires time. It is the only truly universal condition. Yet most people take for granted this unique, irreplaceable, and necessary resource.”
Vow to care for time the way effective executives do. Identify your time-wasters and commit to finding cures for these causes of lost minutes, hours, years, lives.
About the Author: Dr. Marlene Caroselli is an author, keynoter, and corporate trainer. She has published over 60 books, including Hiring and Firing, The Language of Leadership, and Principled Persuasion, named a Director’s Choice by Doubleday Book Club.