Aug 292013
 

Time Management Tip: Make a commitment to improve your time management

Five frogs are sitting on a log. Four decide to jump off. How many are left? Five, because deciding is different than doing.”

Many people I talk to should all over themselves. They might think about what they should do, or they will get a sudden inspiration “I should plan my week.” Rarely do these shoulds turn into I did, I finished, I completed.

Thoughts & decisions are worthless … unless you turn them into commitments.

Can you tell when you are holding back on committing to action? Or when others are avoiding committing to action? I see it all the time in meetings and in my coaching sessions. I hear comments like “I could do that” “that’s a good idea” “yeah, that could work.”

But there is hesitation and a lack of any sign they are committed to action.

For example in my coaching sessions if a client says “that’s a good option” stops talking and sits back in their chair, I am concerned there is a lack on commitment. If they say “that’s a good idea, I’ll do that” and they lean in nodding and write in their diary, then I am believe they have made a commitment to themselves to take action.

Do you make clear commitments to yourself? Have you really committed to improving your time management?

Here are some more time management resources.

Time Management Articles

Time Management Books

Time Management Videos 

Have the time of your life.

Michael

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