Does your time management stand up in the face of daily life? Or does it retreat at the first sign of resistance?
Productivity is about getting things done no matter what life brings.
Life always happens. It will throw obstacles, unforeseen events, and even fire drills.
If you want to get things done, you need to be brave enough to stand up for yourself and your priorities.
Here Are 10 Ways Your Time Management Must Be Brave:
- Brave Enough to Say “No” – Being able to say “No” when appropriate is one of the most important time management skills. Otherwise you will constantly find yourself doing the trivial instead of the important. Or even doing everyone else’s work.
- Brave Enough to Choose Your Own Path – If you follow the same steps as everyone else, you will end up the same place they did. Be brave and choose your own path. Remember, that all of the existing paths were created by people just like you.
- Brave Enough to Put Yourself First – Sometimes you need to put yourself first. You need to get your priorities done before you help others. You need to take care of yourself so that you can help others.
- Brave Enough to Do What Is Most Important – It takes bravery and discipline to do what you need to do vs. what you want to do. You may want to go out socializing with everyone else, but you need to stay in and finish your work.
- Brave Enough to Avoid the Urgent – Urgent issues are hard to ignore. They are usually loud and in your face. However, upon close examination they are often not the most important. You have to be brave enough to not let the urgent derail the important tasks.
- Brave Enough to Ignore the Critics – There are always critics. This is doubly true when you are being successful. Those who won’t do, will criticize. They figure if they aren’t going to succeed then you shouldn’t either. Be brave enough to ignore the critics, they usually aren’t even in the game anyway.
- Brave Enough to Admit Mistakes – No one said you can’t change your mind. You can admit when you are wrong and change your mind, course, or decision. (And of course, apologize when appropriate.)
- Brave Enough to Make Decisions – Not making a choice is a choice. Make your own decisions, so that life doesn’t make them for you.
- Brave Enough to Start – Start that thing you have been putting off forever. Start that project. Start writing that book. Start that business. You will never finish if you aren’t brave enough to start.
- Brave Enough to Put in the Work – Many give up before the effort is even given. There are no shortcuts. Only hard work. Only time. Be brave enough to do the work.