It seems that, as the year progresses, we find time-wasters creep into our day. Now is a perfect time to recalibrate.
Time-wasters rob us of our time, distracting us from doing the important activities that must get done. These include fire-fighting a problem that should have been avoided, dealing with interruptions from co-worker or vendors, looking for something on a cluttered desktop, procrastinating on an issue, reading irrelevant messages, clarifying misunderstandings . . . and the list goes on.
What robs you of your time-what are the time-wasters-in your world?
Identify at least one thing that consistently wastes your time, then crush it. That means make a conscious effort to eliminate it. After you crush one time-waster, find another and crush it too-then repeat.
Doing this will give you 10, 20, 30, 60 minutes a day. These extra minutes should enable you to do what most needs to get done. You’ll become a better leader as a result.
As Michael Altshuler’s quotation says: “The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.””