Greatest Value

To Achieve Great Things, we must always be concentrating on the small number of activities or tasks that contribute the Greatest Value to our business.

The value of anything in our order of priorities may be measured by assessing the potential consequences of doing the activity or task or not doing it. Something that is important has significant consequences to our business while something that is unimportant has few or no consequences. The mark of the superior leader is our ability to consider all the possible consequences before they begin.

By continually asking ourselves, “What is the most valuable use of our time, right now?” And whatever it is, make a list and then go to work on them. Our ability to discipline ourselves to work on these few activities or tasks which will make the greatest difference in our business is the key quality that makes everything else possible.

This strategy requires a commitment from us to work at scheduled times on these activities or tasks. Most of the really important activities or tasks we do may require chunks of unbroken time to complete. Our ability to create and carve out these blocks of high value, highly productive time, is essential to our ability to make a significant contribution to our business.

Successful business executives set aside a specific time each day to phone customers, clients and potential prospects. Rather than procrastinating or delaying on a task that they do not particularly like, they resolve that they will phone for at least one hour if not two every business day. The best time for this exercise is between 10 and 12 in the morning. Then they discipline themselves to follow through on their resolutions.

Some people allocate thirty to sixty minute time periods each day for exercise. Many people read fifteen minutes each night before retiring. In this way, over time, they eventually read dozens of the best books ever written.

The key to the success of this method of time management is for us to plan our day in advance and specifically schedule a fixed time period for all our activities and/or tasks.

Make work appointments with yourself. Then discipline yourself to keep them. Set aside thirty, sixty and ninety minute time segments that you then, use to work on and complete your important activities or tasks.

Many highly productive executives schedule specific activities or tasks in preplanned time slots all day long. These executives build their work lives around accomplishing key tasks one at a time. As a result, they become more and more productive and eventually produce two times, to three times as much as the average person.

“Remember, Success is always Within Reach”

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