Quality Magazine

Jim's Gems: Managing Time

May 8, 2009

A few things happen to be consuming my time and they have given me pause to think. We all have these times but it’s how we approach them that increases our opportunity to achieve success.

Do you have so much to do that is seems overwhelming? Maybe it’s time to stop thinking about how much there is and start getting it done. Feeling overwhelmed is merely a state of mind that you choose. And just as easily as you can choose it, you can choose to let it go.

A new day, a new week, a new month-it can make you feel like time is quickly slipping away. But in fact, time moves at a constant rate. It comes to us just as quickly as it moves past us.

That means that each moment in time we get the opportunity to make a difference. Each moment, the best thing we can do is to make full and meaningful use of that time.

That is how we get things done. Moment by moment, little by little, small tasks build into great achievements, and those achievements build significant successes.

You don’t have to tackle everything all at once. Just do what you can, when you can, filling each moment with positive purpose and action.

If there is a big task, break it down into bite sizes so it can be seen as something that can be less threatening and more easily consumed. What once might have seemed overwhelming will quickly become a source of satisfaction.

Make sense? Think about it, but not for long as time, and the opportunities, are moving along…