Time management is essentially about being focused. The Pareto Principle a.k.a. the ’80:20 Rule’ says that 80% of efforts (that are not time managed or unfocused) returns just 20% of the wanted end product. Yet, 80% of the wanted output can be returned utilizing only 20% (of a well time managed effort). While the ratio ’80:20′ is entirely arbitrary, it’s used to stress how much is missed or how much can be attained with time management.
Many people consider time management as a list of rules that calls for scheduling of appointments, goal settings, creating to do lists and prioritizing. While these are the core fundamentals of time management that ought be empathised. These basic skills can be refined more to include the finer points of each skill that can give you the results you want.
But there’s a lot more skills required in time management than just the basics. Skills like decision making and critical thinking are also necessary to your personal development.
Personal time management affects everything you do. Regardless how big or how small, everything matters. Each new knowledge you develop, each piece of advice you consider, each new skill you acquire should be taken into consideration.
Living a balanced lifestyle should be the key result of time management. This is the primary aspect that many fail to understand.
Time management is about getting results, not about being busy.