This quote made me laugh. Who among us has mastered time? Is there a secret society of time masters, hoarding their magical ways? We study time management techniques, perform time audits, eat frogs, create to-do lists, apply the 80-20 rule, use batch tasking, set S.M.A.R.T. goals, learn to say “no” and do more by doing less. Even with those tools, we fail.
We stand on the brink of a new decade, and Tony says we underestimate what we can accomplish in the space of ten years. It seems impossible, but when I look backward toward 2010, I am amazed by the path that brought me here, and how different my life is today. So, as I sit to plot and plan my intentions for 2020, I wonder if I dare to dream bigger and imagine where I might be when I turn the calendar to welcome 2030. How much more may I realize if I broaden my event horizon? Will my progress exceed light speed?
There is a shift in my normal goal setting exercise. A mere 365 days is too short. I have always complete five- and ten-year targets. While I finished them, they were cursory, never fully formed, or completely embraced. This year, their significance has surpassed my annual ambitions, and I can’t wait to see where this alteration leads me.
How do you master time?
Keep on writing.
Jo Hawk The Writer