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Monday. Sep 19, 2016
Are you leading your life, or is your life leading you?
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 It is said that in the 21st century we have watches but we don’t have time.

Today, the average person has an endless input of information, tasks and projects.
They say, “Time is money!” Due to technological advancement, time has become one of our main resources. It is a valuable and critical resource to the extent that one minute or even one second can radically determine the destiny of an individual or even the strategy of a whole company. On a more personal level, our lives are divided up across many arenas that require our time: work, family, social obligations…etc.
 It is said that in the 21st century we have watches but we don’t have time.

Today, the average person has an endless input of information, tasks and projects.

They say, “Time is money!” Due to technological advancement, time has become one of our main resources. It is a valuable and critical resource to the extent that one minute or even one second can radically determine the destiny of an individual or even the strategy of a whole company. On a more personal level, our lives are divided up across many arenas that require our time: work, family, social obligations…etc.

The problem is that almost everyone is so busy doing something all the time.

BEING BUSY DOESN’T MEAN BEING PRODUCTIVE.

You can be doing a million things at the same time, but because you have too much on your plate, you never get to excel or enjoy any of them. Time flies by and you don’t seem to be accomplishing a lot.

To be able to be really productive, you need to learn to manage your time well and sort out the task you do in an orderly manner. You need to know when to do what. This requires that you make changes in the way you lead your time. Now the important question is: CAN TIME BE MANAGED?

It’s not possible to manage your time properly unless you know exactly what your values are.

Analyze yourself is the key factor to organizing your calendar.

You can gain better insight into the person you really are inside, if you ask yourself the following questions…

“Who are you, really?” What are the first words that you would use to describe yourself?
“People are . . .” Think of people in general, in the world around you. How would you describe the human race?
“Life is . . .” Your response here may seem simple, but it speaks to your entire philosophy of life..
“My biggest goal in life is . . .” If you could wave a magic wand and accomplish a single big goal in life, what one goal, either short or long term, would have the greatest positive impact on your life?

LEAD YOUR LIFE DON’T LET YOUR LIFE LEAD YOU

Have you ever felt that you have been driven by your day-to-day routine (the auto-pilot mode)? Have you felt that you needed to change some things in your life but can’t because you don’t know how or you are afraid that the whole system collapses?
When was the last time you stopped and evaluated all aspects and activities in your life?
Unfortunately, many of us live in the state we call “Survival mode”.

SURVIVING IS VERY DIFFERENT THAN LIVING

Most of us (if not all of us) can easily survive their day-to-day life, however this is not enough learning how to “live” to the fullest is the target.
In order for us to lead our lives and take control, there are few steps we need to take, these steps are not an occasional event that we do every once in a while, they should become part of our habits and mindset.

1. Set goals and write them down
Having short and long-term goals is very important, you need to know what you want to achieve for each stretch of your life, and make sure to look back and evaluate the progress. This list should evolve constantly as you move forward. Having a big goal will shape your day-to-day decisions and hence will create many small goals along the way.

2. Take care of your mind
Make sure you get a free downtime but don’t dedicate all your free time for watching T.V and checking the Internet. Try to have some reading time, mind energizing activities or activities that would refresh your mind.

3. Plan for the future, and live in the present
As we come to say, it is important to have a big goal, and plan for it. However it is also crucial that you don’t let your future plans overwhelm you, especially if they don’t go as per the schedule you had in mind. Be flexible to minor changes and be aware to live and enjoy everyday.

4. Find time for the things you love or want to do
We all feel busy and sometimes we complain we don’t have time to do what we really care about or like. Creating time for what you love is your responsibility and again, managing your time well, should include some free time. Find out what you really like to do (hobby or interest) and do it.

5. Money is a mean not a goal
Make sure you chase money for the right reasons, make sure you have enough time to enjoy life not just spend most of it collecting money.

6. Constantly work on improving yourself
Nobody is perfect, we all have areas we need to improve, be objective in assessing your weaknesses and strengths (you can also ask people you trust to help you in assessing yourself) try to be constantly aware and constantly improving to be able to achieve your goals and to enjoy life.

7. Don’t try to always please everyone
Make sure you don’t constantly do things you don’t want or like just to please everyone.

8. Accept failure, and keep trying
It is ok to fail, just keep trying and avoid constant negative thoughts.

AND FINALLY REMEMBER…
“TIME MANAGEMENT IS REALLY LIFE MANAGEMENT”

Written by: Sandra Farahat, Content Based Training Department Manager
Source: Brian Tracy - Time Management
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