DON’T WASTE TIME TALKING:
The less people think, the more time they talk. You learn more generally while you listen and think than you do when you talk. Spend your time talking duties by eliminating gossip and backbiting.
To economize your talking time,
1. Start with the main ideas and stick to it.
2. Try to keep issues out of the main discussion.
3. Present your conclusions accurately and concisely.
4. Stop the discussion as soon as the desired end point is reached.
5. Turn immediately to your next task.
If you can’t think of anything to plan, then plan on ways in which you will save time.
Remember, nothing is as empty as a day without a plan. By Regular planning and execution of your plan, you will become better in accomplishing what you set out to do in the time available to you.
More on Planning later in this series
If you decide to save your time, then you will develop a time budget to help evaluate your time spending. Don’t move about aimlessly from one task to another without completing any, Instead plan your day and what you will accomplish – and in what order. Work at your proper professional level- Don’t waste time dong sub – professional work others should rightfully be doing. Don’t let precious job times hold you back.
Evaluate your input time in terms of your output. Don’t spend an hour on a job when you ten minutes would do just fine for the job. Spot the reason in which you waste time – meetings, talking, low-level work; Unproductive people do something now about reducing the wastage.
Look ahead, Know what demands will be made on your time. Plan to have time available to meet these demands – but don’t be too generous with your valuable time.
Lastly, never kill time. Time is too precious to waste. Do everything worthwhile with your time and your achievements will grow beyond your fondest hopes.
“Do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of” – Ben Franklin
“You Can use you time better” – W.E Dewey