Time Time is a continuum in which events succeed one another from past through present to future. Webster's Dictionary
Time The Babylonians developed a year of 360 days, divided into 12 lunar months of 30 days. The astronomers knew the year really should have 365 1/4 days in it but their priests insisted on 360 days because of its magical properties.
How do you spend your time? Make a list of everything you do during a typical day. –Email, phone calls, classes, before school activities, after school activities, sports, homework, FFA, Quiet time, TV, Radio, leisure driving, farm work, etc. Place these items in an Important/Urgent graph.
Live Above the LINE Crisis Pressing Problems Deadline driven projects, meetings, reports Preparation Prevention Planning Relationship Building Needless interruptions Unnessary reports Unimportant meetings, phone calls, email Other peoples minor issues Trivia, busywork Irrelevant phone calls, emails Time wasters Excessive TV, Internet Important Not Important UrgentNot Urgent
Time "Ordinary people think merely how they will spend their time; a man of intellect tries to use it." - Schopenhauer
Time "People who cannot find time for recreation are obliged sooner or later to find time for illness." John Wanaker
No fair wind blows for a ship that has no port of destination (Seneca)
Governing Values Identify your governing values –Values are your highest priorities, the attributes and qualities you most want to develop (what matters most to you) –Based on you and your beliefs, not on anyone else or their beliefs
Examples of Values Honesty Integrity Professionalism Thriftiness Family Relationships Financial Independence Teamwork Service Good Health
Defining Values Identify the qualities, attributes and priorities most important to you Prioritize your list in order of importance
Defining Values Clarify each value by writing a few statements about how you will live each value. –Use the present tense –Write as if you are actually at the level you want to be.
Record your values and clarifying statement on this page in your Student Planner. Also record FFA Values
Values Examples Fitness I am in excellent condition I exercise regulary Academics I make As I do my best on assignments Friends I listen to others I help others who are in need
Mission Statement A mission statement is your philosophy on how you want to live and captures what contributions you want to make during your lifetime.
My Mission Statement Be receptive and open to Gods will for my life as I follow His commandments. I also make a positive difference to everyone I come in contact with.
Dr. Moores Mission Statement I make a positive difference in the lives of individuals in agricultural and extension education by teaching, conducting research and serving the profession while maintaining a strong family life.
Record your mission statement on this page in your Student Planner
FFA Mission Statement To make a positive in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success.
Roles Roles represent your key relationships, areas of responsibility, and areas of contribution. Helps you see that life is more than a job.
Roles A natural outgrowth of your values and mission Try to keep roles to less than seven
Examples of roles Person 1 - –Companion, care giver, volunteer, employee Person 2 - –Friend, church member, facilitator, account manager, leader FFA Roles –CDE team members, Officers, Committee chairs, Service projects, Fun Things
Long-Range Goals Goals are dreams with deadlines Goals must be: –SPECIFIC –MEASURABLE –ACTION-ORIENTED –REALISTIC –TIMELY
Long-Range Goals Goals are based on: –Governing Values –Mission Statement –Roles Goals are the link between your governing values and your prioritized daily tasks.
Long-Range Goals Long-Range Goals are broken down into intermediate steps It is possible to have 10-15 goals There could be 2-3 goals for one value
Long-Range Goals - Examples I will improve the scores on the VoCATS by 10% over last year. I will lose 20 pounds by May 15. I will make all As this semester. I will make the basketball team. We will win the _______ CDE. We will achieve Superior Rating. We will have 100% membership.
7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven Covey 1.Proactive 2.Begin with the End in Mind 3.Put First Things First 4.Think Win – Win 5.Seek First to Understand Then to Be Understood 6.Synergize 7.Sharpen the Saw
Live Above the Line Focus on Important things –Especially Important / NOT Urgent Planning Sharpening the Saw Relationships Avoid Not Important things –Especially Not Important/ Not Urgent Excessive TV Bad habits
How to Get IT Done Plan Weekly – 20 minutes at beginning of week –Review your Roles Sharpen the Saw - look at all 4 areas Other Roles –Choose Big Rocks What is most important thing I can do this week in this role? –Schedule the Week Big Rocks first
Get it All Done Peter Drucker says: Work where you are the strongest 80% time Work where you are learning 15 % time Work where you are the weakest 5% time Plan Daily –5-10 minutes everyday –Check appointments –Make a realistic list –Prioritize (A,B,C 123)
From Rick Warrens The Purpose Driven Life You can make more money, but you cannot make more time. When you give someone your time you are giving something you will never get back. The best use of life is love. The best expression of love is time. The best time to love is now.