I just wanted to write about the Time Management talk of Randy Pausch. He had three more months to live and I thought who better to listen to than a person who has lived a life really to its fullest. If you do not believe me then watch or read his Last Lecture.
Here are the things that I took note of:
- Always have a plan
- Break down things into smaller parts and then create you To Do list last
- Do the ugliest thing first
- It is not about effectiveness it is about efficiency
- Clean your desk
- Have a place for everything. Have a filing system.
- Learn to say no
- Find your creative time. A must!!!
- Find your dead time but also find your most productive time.
- Doing something at the last minute is always more expensive
- To delegate, be more specific, specific penalty and specific reward to the person who will be taking the task
- Don't give procedure, give an objective.
- If you get sleep deprived, everything falls apart.
- Exchange money for time
- Ask for feedback
- Sort things according to priority
- Get a time journal
- Revisit talk in 30 days!!!
You can change your plan but have a plan first!!!
I am an epic fail in organizing things... I always lose things so this is the biggest challenge for me. Cleaning my area and having a place for everuhtheeng!
I think I have slowly learned this. :)
This is something I have taken to heart. I have decided to forego running if I did not get enough sleep the night before. In fact for the past two days of weekend, I just slept and slept.
He discussed Covey's time quadrant which I am extremely familiar with. I want a planner that has this quadrant!
I will revisit the talk in 30 days and see what will happen. :) The last two days were just all about spending tme with the family and well resting as in really resting. I got to exercise a bit today but just for a few minutes. I did not even go to the Barre3 Studio and I did not run either. So tomorrow I am going to run.
i will be leaving for Osaka week after the next so i have to finish all I have to and start reading Machine Learning! So much to do, now more than ever is the time to work on my time management eskels. :)