We are moving along; coming up on mid-October. Will share some Time Management pointers in this edition.
ID your best energy-time. When you are ‘in the zone’ – stay with as long as you can. When you are not – – work on other tasks (low level) that will contribute to your goal’s achievement. It is helpful to realize that we all go through cycles. When you can identify your personal highs and lows – you can better distribute your workload. You can be ‘on point’ when you really need to be.
Time management is an efficient tool for performing the tasks within a given time limit. In this context, Vilfredo Pareto found a law i.e., 80-20 law.
The law can find its roots in the year 1906. Pareto was working on finding an explanation of the economic disparities in the world. His theory had many takers and backed by various experts of that era.
This 80-20 rule lays the emphasis on the lesser of anything. It says that the greater of anything is the least important. As his findings state that there is a small group (20%) who owns a major share (80%) of the world’s wealth. As per the law, the most significant are less in quantity. And what is in ample amount is the most insignificant. This law of time and energy management can be applied in day-to-day life also. The understated points have to be taken into account:
1) Avoiding Useless Tasks:
The most important part of management is to avoid tasks that take a toll of time. This would not hamper him/her to concentrate on the most sort-after activities.
While planning, the tasks must be selected diligently so as to ensure secure future returns. As today’s solutions have a definite impact on tomorrow’s outcome.
3) Keep an Eye on Highly Valued Task:
The overall efforts must be streamlined in order to concentrate on the most important 20%. If one works in this way over a period of time, the outcome would be beneficial.
Time management works on this 80-20 principle. This, in the long run, ensures the efforts and time are consumed rightly working on the most important 20%. If this aspect is taken care of wisely, the efforts would definitely prove fruitful.