Too many things to do, too little time. Most entrepreneurs feel this pressure on a daily basis. Managing time (as a person or as an organisation) is a challenge. Continuing my readings on Time, I found this post by Josh Spector making 3 great points:
– It’s Mind space. If you are fussing about managing time, you are setting yourself up for frustration. Our estimates of what we can accomplish within a certain time is almost always wrong. We better off simply not thinking about managing time . Counterintuitive?
– This to me was the most critical thought. It is not about how much time you got – it is likely our overwhelming desire to do more. On a day that seems too packed, removing a few items from our to do list for the day makes it extremely negotiable.
– It could be psychological. Symptoms of other maladies. Anxiety of being able to save money yet buy stuff, go to the beach yet finish the report -you get the drift. The contradictions that we think we need to tackle could be about making hard choices. Well, at least they seem hard.
It’s a nice easy read and reason to examine your calendar. What can you not do so you can do what you need to?
Where I learnt it #233
You Don’t Have A Time Management Problem — You Just Think You Do