We all have 24 hours in a day. Use and structure your time wisely to get yourself closer to your goals/dreams – no matter how daring or scary they may be. Stay disciplined. Be consistent. Minimise time-wasting activities such as unnecessary meetings and emails. Finally, be brave and confident in saying no to anything which will not help you get closer to achieving your goals.
Meetings without structure and an intended purpose are real time killers. They start late, usually ran poorly and often end without any real accomplishment. Avoid meetings at all costs unless they are set to discuss money making activities. Your time is valuable! Use it for an intended purpose.
Checking your emails constantly hinders your productivity. Turn off notifications and only check emails at allocated times during the day. Be proactive, not reactive with emails. If it’s important, they will call you.
You can’t help everyone nor can you be present at two places at the same moment in time. Saying no will enable you to focus on activities which are important to you. Focus on yourself, then help others. You cannot pour from an empty cup; so work on your goals before you help others with theirs. To help reinforce this concept further, set aside time in your week where you are able to help others. For instance, every Saturday from 10am till 12pm.
To conclude, your ability to manage time well will play a huge role in determining your level of success. Time is a precious commodity; you can never gain it back once it’s gone. Use it wisely. Use it with a deliberate purpose in mind to help you get closer to achieving your goals.