Posted on 03/06/2015, 09:10
Managing Me … for Optimum Results!
Here is a sobering thought; if you’re lucky enough to live to the age of 80…
And a “famous” and yet uncredited quote:
“When I give you time, I’m giving you a portion of my life that I will never get back. So please, don’t make me regret it”
Thought provoking eh! How we spend our time dictates our personal effectiveness which in term governs what we achieve. Take a look at the following picture:
Living “above the line” can be difficult to achieve but very rewarding. Above the line is a positive, “I can do” place. Below the line is a negative environment finding excuses for the circumstances. Planning is the Key; putting you in CONTROL; giving you ACCOUNTABILITY, RESPONSIBILITY and OWNERSHIP for your actions.
One really useful tool to help gain this control is Covey’s 4 Quadrants
Analysing your time by the four dimensions above will give you a very quick read on how effective you are at planning and managing your time.
Try keeping a log of your own activity and then map them (honestly) to the grid. You may get quite a shock and at the same time give yourself a tool to improve your personal productivity and effectiveness.
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