Time Management Strategies (< 5 years) Long-Term Goals (> 5 years) Personal Mission Statement Personal Values
Production/Production Capability trade off (P/PC Balance) Aesops Fable Time Management
If you adopt a pattern of life that focuses on golden eggs and neglects the goose, you will soon be without the asset that produces the golden eggs. 1 1 Seven Habits of Highly Successful People by Steven Covey P/PC Balance
If you adopt a pattern of life that focuses on golden eggs and neglects the goose, you will soon be without the asset that produces the golden eggs. Whereas if you only take care of the goose with no aim toward the golden eggs, you soon wont have the wherewithal to feed yourself or the goose. (Covey) P/PC Balance
PC is vision, looking to the future to see what you could do now that would increase your production/effectiveness in the future. P/PC Balance
PC is vision, looking to the future to see what you could do now that would increase your production/effectiveness in the future. P is current activity which if continued over and over in the same fashion might even result in reduced capability. P/PC Balance
PC is vision, looking to the future to see what you could do now that would increase your production/effectiveness in the future. P is current activity which if continued over and over in the same fashion might even result in reduced capability. The objective is balance between P and PC P/PC Balance
Personal Values Worksheet: –List your values –List your roles in life (student, son/daughter, friend, employee, husband, wife, etc.) –List goals for each role –Write your personal mission statement
I will endeavor to be the best husband that I can, cherishing my wife and always being a good listener, enjoying her presence. I will encourage her and help her achieve her goals and aspirations. To my children and step-children I will seek to always set a good example, provide leadership, and to always be a friend. As a church member, I will support its programs, leaders, and members with enthusiasm and a cheerful heart. Personal Mission Statement
As a teacher, I will be a mentor and leader of my students, caring for them as individuals, and helping them to succeed in my classes and in life, and to become the best person they possibly can be. As a Christian, my number one mission is to finish the race and keep the faith. Finally, I will seek in every way possible to show grace and encouragement to all that I meet regardless of the circumstances or their actions towards me. Personal Mission Statement
Your personal mission gives your life direction: What is my destination? Am I getting closer or further away from my goals? Is what Im doing now consistent with my values? Avoid the Activity Trap! Avoid success at expense of health, family, or friends. Be sure your ladder is leaning against the right wall. Begin With the End in Mind
All things created twice: First Creation: In the mind (visualized) Second Creation: In actuality Two Creations
By Design or default If we do not develop our own self-awareness and become responsible for our first creations, we empower other people and circumstances to shape much of our lives by default. We are either the second creation of our own proactive design, or we are the second creation of other peoples agendas, of circumstances, or of past habits. (Covey) Two Creations
Either you have your own values and goals or others will impose their values and goals on you. If you are not the leader, be sure those you follow share your values! Self-awareness is the key. Through imagination, we can visualize the uncreated worlds of potential that lie within us. (Covey) Two Creations
Time Management Overview What one thing could you do (that you arent doing now) that if you did on a regular basis, would make a tremendous positive difference in your personal life? Your success as a student at NMU?
Principle centered not activity centered Put first things first! Activity Matrix and Activity Trap Time Management Overview
Time Management Matrix UrgentNot urgent I Crises Pressing problems Deadline-driven projects II Prevention Relationship building Recognizing new opportunities Planning, recreation III Interruptions, some calls Some mail, some reports Some meetings Proximate & pressing matters Popular activities IV Trivia, busy work Some mail Some phone calls Time wasters Pleasant activities Important Not Important
Time Management Procrastination The habit of procrastination takes a two-fold toll on its victims. First, important work goes unfinished; second (and more importantly), valuable energy is wasted in the process of putting off the things that remain undone. Procrastination results from an individuals short-sighted attempt to postpone temporary discomfort.
Time Management Procrastination Procrastination creates a senseless cycle of 1.Delay followed by 2.Worry followed by 3.A panicky and often futile attempt to catch up. Procrastination is, at its core, a struggle against oneself and the only antidote is action.
Time Management Procrastination Once you acquire the habit of doing what needs to be done when it needs to be done, you will avoid untold trouble, worry, and stress. So learn to defeat procrastination by paying less attention to your fears and more attention to your responsibilities. The world punishes procrastinators and rewards those who do it now. Life does not procrastinate, neither should you. Not now becomes never. Martin Luther
Time Management Weekly Schedule Daily and weekly evaluations -Were my actions today (this week) in consonance with my values or in dissonance? -What changes are needed in the schedule -What changes are needed in me (discipline?) Plan the next week Activity Matrix and Activity Trap
Time Management Annual Update Get off someplace by yourself. Ask hard questions: -Have my values changed? -Have my roles changed? -Did I get closer to my goals or farther away. If farther away, what action is needed? Revise personal mission statement as needed
What we learn to do, we learn by doing. Excellence, then, is not an actbut a habit. Aristotle You Can Change!
One necessary precursor to change, though, is often a change in attitude. Users Guide to the Brain, p. 356