Sunday, 23 August 2015

TIME MANAGEMENT AND SUCCESS



Time is the most valuable coin in your life. You and you alone will determine how that coin will be spent.  be careful that you do not let other people spend it for you.

-Carl Sandburg


Time is one of the greatest gifts God has given to man. Our success in life, as we well know depends on how well we spend our time. But what is time management?
Time, according to the English dictionary, is a period considered as a resource under your control and sufficient to accomplish something.
Management is the act of taking charge of something.
According to Dr (Mrs) Chikwendu, J.N, Time management is the act of arranging, organizing, scheduling and budgeting one’s time for generating more effective work and productivity.
Time management is a very important ingredient for the success of all our endeavors. Students, Scholars, Businessmen and women alike; need this to add more value to their lives. Successful people make their time count! Now let us consider the effects of improper time management.
1)      To the student: failure or a rapid or gradual decline in his grades.
2)      To the Businessman:  loss in value and inadequate customer satisfaction.
3)      You lose the trust people had for you.
4)      You lose your self-worth.
The following tips can avoid all these;

1)      Plan yourself.
2)      Set goals you want to achieve.
3)      Know your priorities
4)      Write down a list of things to do and allocate specific time to each task.
5)      Be flexible. If you fail to accomplish a particular task do not get discouraged, move on.
6)      Discipline yourself
7)      Avoid procrastination. This is the act of saving present tasks to be done for a later time.
8)      Learn to say no. Be careful to recognize when’ trying to help friends’ will negatively affect you.
9)      Learn to divide labor. You must not do everything yourself.
10)  Pray to God for wisdom and grace.

All these and more, when put to proper practice, will set you above your equals and make the sky your starting point to greatness . as Tony Morgan says, “You get to decide where your time goes. You can either spend it putting out fires. You decide. And if you don’t decide, others will decide for you.”

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