Today we continue the series on the twenty most important things I have learned from others.
We don’t manage time, we manage priorities
The concept of time management is a hoax designed to protect us from confronting the hard truths about how we allocate our time. Time management suggests that we can do everything if we just organize. Time management focuses on getting tasks done. It pretends to emphasize priorities, but it doesn’t. Tasks are not priorities.
When we organize around priorities, as opposed to time, we increase our impact on people. We build, create value, and sow the seeds of future growth and success. If we aren’t helping people grow, then that tells us something about our priorities. Do the important things first. The rest will sort itself out.
I’ll be away from email for a while, but please feel free to respond to this series and I will get back to you after my return.
Do good and be well,