One of the only real resources that we all have in common is time. Everything can change but anyone has a constant 24 hours of everyday. The irony is no one can manage time. Time is linear and once the second is gone, it is gone. To manage time then is a misnomer. We do not manage time, we manage ourselves according to the time available to us.
If we have to come to grasp and make the most out of our time we have to think of it as an idea. It is a myth that binds all our reference points and it is the most and only valuable resource that is available to all. No one has really conquered time all of the time but the few that made the most out of it are richly rewarded
When we say time management however, what it generally refers to is its better use so that productivity and efficiency are increased because today, to continuously be competitive whether in business or in personal affairs, time management is crucial.
Time management is making the most of our time so that we deal with efficiency the things that we do not want to do but have to, and be left with enough time to do the things that we enjoy.
We exist only in the present, the now. It has to be enjoyed to the fullest extent that we can. Maybe this is why it is called a present.
Failing to do those will find many of us having spent time and having done nothing much. Movement as we all know is not always being efficient. Yet everyday, movement is often mistaken to be progress when all one did was like sitting on a rocking horse moving back and forth and getting nowhere. It is often ironic that individuals who focus on the end results and not in being busy ends up in doing much and still have time enough for themselves.
Time management involves planning and sticking out to a planned course of action that is directed towards a specific goal. Time management is not having to do everything and being everyone to everybody. It is the realization of what are important and prioritizing things from those. It is the ability to say no and the ability to reject time stealers. Time management is delegating things when there is a need for delegation, deciding on things with dispatch when the need arises and developing the ability to spot potential problems before it can occur.
Having the ability or training to do that makes the now truly a present that only people who can manage the self as he relates to time can really enjoy.