Time management – what's the real issue?

Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 by GTD Times Staff

“Time management is really agreement management. At the end of the day, how good you feel about what you did (and what you didn’t do) is proportional to how well you think you kept agreements with yourself. Did you do what you told yourself to do? Did you accomplish what you think should have been accomplished? Wasting time only means that you think you should have been doing something other than what you were doing. Sleep is not a waste of time if you think you need it. Taking a walk instead of rewriting your strategic plan is not a waste of time as long as you think taking a walk is the thing to do at that moment. It’s when you wind up not having done that which you’ve agreed with yourself should be done that the trouble begins.”

—from David Allen’s article, “Time Management: What’s the Real Issue?”

One Response to “Time management – what's the real issue?”

  1. Vernon Delepsce says:

    Agreed. Maybe the real issue is a decision making issue. Creating the right habits and learning the right skills can help.

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