The Most Powerful Time Management Technique You Should Be Using Right Now

The Most Powerful Time Management Technique You Should Be Using Right Now

Photo By: Janet Ramsden

Time comes, and I don’t matter
Time numbs, and dreams lay shattered
I stand, and time just passes me by
While the clock on the wall entraps me
I fight for shreds of feeling
Inside time keeps stealing mine

Thief, The Echoing Green

About eight years ago, I learned an incredibly simple, yet powerful question that shaped my understanding of how to manage my time. Some consider this one question the key to unlocking how to best direct the use of your effort to complete any number of tasks, no matter what it is you want to accomplish.

This one question has been the foundation of every effort I’ve made towards managing myself and my time better – and every time I ask my self this basic question, I find more clarity and direction.

First of all, I want to share a little clarification on time management. I don’t believe you can actually manage time your time. What I do believe, is that you can manage yourself and how you make use of your time.

Time automatically spends itself, like it or not: the 86,400 seconds each of us are given in a day will be spent doing something, but you have control over what that something is.

So, what is this great magical question that will solve all your time management struggles?

What is the most powerful time management technique you should be using right now? Simply ask yourself: “Is what I am doing at this very moment, the very best use of my time?”

If the answer is yes; Congratulations! There’s nothing better you could possibly be doing. Stick with it until the answer to that questions changes.

If the answer is No; immediately stop what ever you’re doing and go find what the best use of your time is. Chances are you already know what you can do to make better use of your time. If you are not sure, than the best use of your time it to figure out what the best use of your time is.

In fact it’s been said: “the worst use of time so do very well that which need not be done at all”

Benjamin Tregoe

So if you’re still reading this post, you should probably stop, and go find something else that’s the best use of your time. That is, after you have left a comment below, and subscribed to this site.

Can you really manage time? What is the best use of your time today? Please share your thoughts below, I appreciate your feedback!