My time is my most valuable resource. I know that the most successful and productive people use their time wisely. I enjoy accomplishing great things, so optimizing how I use my time is important to me.
I consider the long-term implications of my choices.
For example, spending my time at the gym has better long-term results than watching TV. I know that the most enjoyable short-term activities are usually the biggest waste of time.
The number of minutes I have each day are limited, so I make it a point to get the most out of them.
I am aware of my goals. This makes it much easier to allocate my time. When I have a decision to make, I remember my goals and ask myself how the various options affect my ability to reach my goals.
One way to take full advantage of my time is to make a to-do list the evening before. This allows me to start my day without trying to figure out what I should do. I already have a plan when I go to bed.
Today, I avoid the possibility of wasting a single minute. I am committed to getting the most out of today. I take full advantage of my time each and every day.
1. What are the most common ways that I waste time?
2. What are the three most important things I need to get done today?
3. What could I have accomplished over the last 10 years if I had wasted less time?