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#41 What's the time, Mr Wolf?

“I will make time to exercise.”

“This new habit will save me a lot of time.”

Yes? Nope, not true. You cannot save time. You cannot make time. You can not put it away somewhere to use it later. You have the same 24 hours a day everyone else has, from your first breath to your last. There are only three things you can do with your time:

You waste your time when you give it to something that gives you nothing in return. You spend your time when you give it to something that does give you something in return. You invest your time when you give it to an area that will grow in value.

Stop spending time you don’t have on things that you have no control over.

Be selfish.

It is often hard to be selfish in the way that you choose to spend and invest your time. It becomes a constant process of reminding yourself and focusing on the most important things in your life.

It is time (no pun intended) to start implementing a good dose of healthy selfishness. Healthy selfishness means you know what you want and you go after it, and in doing so are transformed into the kind of person who can achieve the things that you want. What is more, in doing so you become a better person for the people around you. Yes, when you practice healthy selfishness, everyone around you will benefit too.

Time management boils down to knowing what you want and getting good at making choices. So start by investing in figuring out what you want and then scheduling time to do it.

Here are some practical tips to get you started.
  1. Switch off all notifications on your phone.

  2. Switch off all notifications on your watch.

  3. Only check your e-mails twice a day at specific times.

  4. Delete all social media apps from your phone.

Done? Okay, now:

  1. Write down what you want - think in terms of your relationships, your career, and your health (this sounds like an easy question, but it may take some time and effort to answer).

  2. Write down every step you will need to take to get what you want.

  3. Once you know what you want and you’ve identified what steps you need to take, ask which steps will have the biggest impact on getting to what you want. These important things have to happen first.

  4. Now schedule a time to do each of these steps. Literally put it into a time slot in your calendar. Remember to focus on the most important things first.

  5. Set up your own deadlines for your Important Things. And if you miss your deadline, set a new one.

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