Becoming a Master of Time Management: Figuring Out What's Really Important To You
By Sukh Singh, Associate Partner & Mentorship Coach, Lighthouse International
"Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, writer and statesman
Everything. Everything is important. Everything is urgent. Everything is happening all the time and everything needs dealing with. Everything needs to get done. If something doesn't get done, then it's a disaster. If you thought the thing you're working on was important, just wait until that new task comes along which is EVEN MORE important.... and EVEN MORE urgent!
What if there was a different way?
Figuring Out The Important Things In Life...
“It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.”
- Bruce Lee
Recently we featured an article on how the late U.S. President Eisenhower developed a system for dealing with the important things he needed to do. Following on from that, I wanted to provide a simple exercise to help you figure out and put more attention on the important things in life, and not get swept up by the urgent things. This isn't a silver bullet by any means, but can be a great help to get things going...