Time, famous desire and supreme question.
The persecution and understanding of this concept that slips through our hands, dates from the beginning of human existence itself. However, in ancient times there were many philosophers who have dedicated a special effort to theorize and conjecture about him.
Saint Augustine of Hippo was torn between its meaning in this way:
“What is time? If nobody asks me, I know; but if I want to explain it to the one who asks me, I don’t know. What I do say without hesitation is that I know that if nothing happened there would be no past time; and if nothing happened, there would be no future time; and if nothing existed, there would be no present tense. But those two times, past and future, how can they be, if the past is no longer and the future is not yet? And as for the present, if it were always present and did not become past, it would no longer be time, but eternity. If, then, the present, in order to be time, it is necessary that it becomes past, how can we tell you that it exists, whose cause or raison d’être is in ceasing to be, so that we cannot truly say that there is time but as it tends not to be? ”
In this way we can affirm that time is as ethereal as conceptual. Sometimes it happens too fast and sometimes the needles insist on not moving fast enough.
Poetically he has given a thousand and one sonnets, but in practice he has generated more than one discussion and even monetary losses.
Because if we know something we work permanently in the digital world and in business is that time well spent means money, but the lack of it brings substantial expenses.
Not long ago the word procrastination has become fashionable, making reference in that attitude of some people to postpone their tasks to unsuspected limits. Procrastinating is nothing other than not knowing how to take advantage of time correctly and therefore falling into psychological excuses to slip from this lack of administration.
In this note we will then give basic tips so that each entrepreneur can make a correct time management, and in this way be channeled towards the precious success.
Entrepreneurship is an exciting world and entails for those who dare to undertake enormous gratifications and learnings.
1. Prioritize tasks and organize mind and calendar.
To start thinking about time management you must first rethink how we think each of us. A chaotic mind full of distractions is easier to fall into the traps of time than those who are clear about their objectives, goals and priorities.
To order the thoughts you must first call for calm and relaxation that can be found walking down a not very busy street, observing a landscape or meditating in a lonely corner. Once we can silence the voices of WhatsApp without answering, pending mails or family claims we can start to put some order, and that is the point where it is essential to establish an order of priorities that balance professional and personal life , and in this way put together a calendar according to expectations and wishes.
2. Lighten distractions
In the digital age we have an endless accumulation of resources that make our lives easier and help us with our task, but we also lose concentration and resolution power because we are aware of so many stimuli. That is why to work in a focused way you must leave aside checking the phone every 5 seconds, organize meetings that extend more than the account, and all kinds of activities that however useful they seem end up subtracting you important hours of your day.
3. Stay away from people who don’t add to your projects
The truth of Napoleon. This great strategist in history, morally questioned by his actions, said “There are thieves who are not punished, but who steal the most precious, time ”
And this phrase has absolute validity today. Many clients, employees or coworkers have the habit of borrowing someone else’s time to let off steam or to gossip. In these cases, many times for education or not to make the other person feel bad, they end up giving in to their orders to the detriment of personal goals.
4. Get enough sleep
Each person has a need for different night hours. There are those who need 9 hours, and at the other end there are those who explain that with 5 turns of the clock is enough. Beyond the differences, among the entrepreneurs the common place is repeated, in which they do not usually sleep what their organism requires them.
Conclusion: A tired mind performs the tasks in a longer time, lags behind, and worse, makes mistakes that then take more hours to correct.