The author, Og Mandino said, “Live this day as if it were your last. Today will never happen again; make the best of it.”
Will Rogers once said, “It’s not so much what you do each day; it’s what you get done that counts.” We can fill our days with so much activity that nothing gets done. You must have a plan each day in order to get things done. Do you ever feel that you are in a vicious circle with so many things to do that you never get caught up? How can you get out of the cycle? By strategic planning and organizing, you can accomplish more and make life easier.
We waste valuable time on trivial matters, and we leave the most important things in life undone. In the book A Better Way to Live Mr. Mandino states, “Never again clutter your days or nights with so many menial and unimportant things that you have no time to accept a real challenge when it comes along. You are not here to fritter away precious hours. Making small changes in your routine, you have the ability to accomplish more than you thought ever possible.”
The worst things that we face in organizing are time robbers. What are some of these time robbers?
1. Not scheduling daily and weekly activities
2. Leaving important tasks undone and procrastinating
3. Having no personal goals or deadlines
4. Not exhibiting any personal organization skills
5. Too much socializing and too many telephone interruptions
6. Trying to please too many people with unimportant things
7. Trying to be a perfectionist in daily activities.