When you discuss the topic of success, the topic of time management comes up a lot. Without time management, you can’t reach your full success potential. Just as time management is one of the keys to success, event management is the key to effective time management. Let me explain.
We can’t really change time. No matter what we do or don’t do, there is still going to be 24 hours or 1440 minutes or 86,400 seconds available to us each day (excluding daylight savings). The key to managing this same amount of time each day is to control the events that take place during that time. That is why event management is the critical component.
Have you ever tried to have a perfect day and it didn’t work out as you planned it?
The good news is that if you can visualize a perfect day, you can make it happen. You need to understand though that you may have to change the way you think. First and foremost, you need to understand that event management, not time management, is the critical factor for creating the perfect day. When your perfect day takes a turn for the worst, you need to be prepared to make changes to bring your vision of your perfect day back on track.
Joey Reiman, in his book thinking for a Living” says, “time cannot be expanded, accumulated, or mortgaged. It’s the one thing that’s beyond our control. We can only learn to tame the time we have and make it work for us rather than against us.”
If you can find a way to tame time today, you will transform your opportunities tomorrow. In the process, you will begin to earn more success in less time and with less stress.
In order for you to create and maintain your perfect day, you need to understand the following 7 truths regarding time:
- People say all the time that they don’t have time, yet how is that possible when they have all the time there is?
- Most people never develop true freedom because they are chained to their confining and disempowering paradigms.
- The concept of time management is overrated. Event management is the name of the game.
- If you don’t know what’s important to you, you will do the things that aren’t important.
- It doesn’t matter where you work. It matters how you work where you are.
- Run your business or it will run you.
- Focus on quality- it creates massive freedom.
As you’re thinking more about these time truths, you need to recognize that right now there is a past you, present you, and future you. The past you is the person you think you’ve been up until now. The present you is the person you think you are right now. The future you is the person you think you will become. The present you is really a combination of your past you and future you. This is where each of us differs. No two of us are alike.
Do you find yourself spending more time reflecting on your past than focusing on your future? If so, then chances are you have become frozen in a past image of yourself and become very predictable in your thoughts and behavior. You also make what has already happened more important than your future possibilities.
You need to realize that your uniqueness starts in your future you. When you are committed to your future, you are committed to your vision of who you intend to become. If you stay focused on your past, your unique ability will never have a chance to develop.
So the question becomes this:
Which you are you committed to – the you of your past or the you of your future?