Are there enough hours in a day? Absolutely not! Time is precious, life is precious; how can anyone afford to waste one minute?
"As if you could kill time without injuring eternity," observed philosopher Henry David Thoreau.
Better personal time management means making small changes in daily routines to save a few hours each week. Management expert John D. Drake recommended his clients allot a certain amount of time for a task and then stop the work when the time is up. Avoid working overtime. Pack up, go home, and save the task for tomorrow, when the world starts anew.
"By losing present time, we lose all time," explained British leader W. Gurney Benham.
For efficiency, prioritize and stay focused on goals. Try to delegate more and get rid of unwanted jobs. Combine tasks. Run errands at the same time. Designate the lunch hour as personal time to fulfill personal goals.
For what is more precious than time?
"Come what come may," wrote William Shakespeare. "Time and the hour runs through the roughest day."
Honor the importance of time.