If I had to pick the single most important aspect of building self discipline it would be learning how to manage your time effectively and efficiently.
Productivity and time management are critical to success in more ways than we ever realise.
The following are just some of the key points that you need to understand about time management:
1. Time is a Limited Resource
Time management is vital, first and foremost because there’s only a fixed number of hours in a day, days in a week, weeks in a month, months in a year and years in your life. While we all use the term ‘time management’ it is important to understand that you can never manage time; you can only manager your use of the time available to you.
However, for the person seeking to improve their self discipline it is absolutely unacceptable to waste time. Quite simply, if you want to make the most of your life, you must make the most of your time. Learning how to manage your time makes the most of this limited resource.
2. When You Aren’t Rushing – You will be more effective
This type of problem usually starts with work and then seeps out into other areas of life. If you don’t have enough time for work, then you take time from relationships or from taking care of yourself. The more you need to rush the less gets done RIGHT. When you understand time management, you work at a pace that makes sure you are able to perform at your best.
3. Time Management Cuts Stress
Your health is the greatest gift that you will ever get. If you doubt me, just ask somebody who is currently struggling with their health.
Racing against a clock is one of the more stressful things you can experience and that stress can be completely removed with good time management skills.
4. Understanding Time Management Leads to Better Decisions
When you are forced to make decisions without enough time to consider all your options, there’s a pretty good chance you could miss out on opportunities that could be in your best interest. Showing self discipline in how you manage your time will help you be able to make the best decisions possible.
Understanding time management allows you make better decisions about how you use each moment of your time. You will reduce wastage, make better decisions, improve the quality of your work and build your reputation in the workplace. As you might guess, this will also result in greater happiness and a better quality of life.