No one has enough time, but everyone has all there is. This is the great paradox of time. Time is the one resource that is equally distributed to all
Time Management – the Imperative
Irreplaceable and irretrievable- time is the most critical of resources. The ability to organise and manage time is an imperative, for without it nothing els can be managed
Anticipatory action is generally more effective than remedial action. Assume that if anything can go wrong it will. (Murphy’s Law0
The great majority of problems arise from action without thought. Every hour spent in effective planning g saves three to four in execution and achieves better results. By failing to plan you are planning to fail.
Hard Work versus Results
Some people become submerged in routine and “keeping busy” can be a major objective. There are no benefits to your organisation by hard work per se. We do not manage successful performance by buckets of sweat or hours of work. Optimum results are achieved where the greatest benefits are achieved by the minimum effort.
Concentration of Effort
In most areas of human effort a critical few efforts (around 20%) usually produce the greatest part of the results (around 80%) this is called the Pareto Principle (also then 80-20 rule)
It is most effective to concentrated your enrgy on the “critical few” events that will produce the major results.