It was a busy day and he was sitting in his office. He knew that each minute would be counted today. There were so many deliverables and such a less time in hand. Before moving further, let me tell you that he was stupidly workaholic. Whether he worked for money or to achieve something or to make his family happy or just because it’s an awful, rigid habit, he didn’t know. So, coming back to the point, it was very essential that he must plan a day and then execute works one after the other. Now, the problem started there itself.
Plan. Design. Decide. Then shoot.
The moment he sat to plan things, he forgot the basic fact altogether that planning was a part of the game, not the game. A plan should be a medium that eventually helps accomplishing goal, not a villain that eats time and puts you in dock. But then, “I need to plan things like many intellectuals do. I have to prove that I follow system. I am sure it will save a lot of time,” kind of hopes danced in his heart. By the time he realised that immediate action was more important than lengthy planning, it was already lunch time. Thank God, he is not in the army!
A simple bullet point of things to do, or a paste-it on whiteboard or a sticky note on computer screen is, many times, is a lot more effective plan then anything else. When the question arises of, “Where to start”, the answer is simple with three options: A) The easiest task, B) the most difficult task or C) just any task. In either case, things will certainly start moving. How? The easiest task when done first boosts confidence, the most difficult task, when done first, toughens you for rest of the day and just about any task saves time and shortens the list of to-do by one task. Sounds simple, huh?
It’s not that easy, though it may look so. People often tend to commit the same mistake they had committed in the past and repent just like they had repented in the past. Examples? Here are a few: Instead of checking emails, answering them, managing important files and gathering used paper from desk, they start Facebook, or check others’ tweets; or play a game or make calls or start texting or discussing unwanted things in the name of exchanging ideas with others.
World maybe fool but the clock is not. Clock is the killer, the punisher, the dictator that shows no mercy. Try to deceive it and your tryst with good fortune is bound to go for a toss.
Save your time for stupendous things instead of wasting on wasting on sundry things. Tooth-brushing in morning (better if done after every meal and in night as well) a day takes hardly five minutes but saves your teeth for life. A good bath of just few minutes cleanses body to celebrate an entire day. Why minutes, a couple of extra seconds of green light at a busy signal can cut travel time by several minutes. But most people, 95 per cent I would say, often commit same, usual mistakes, then repent them for a while and forget them conveniently.
Living is an art of not leaving any moment unused!
Feeling like an under-achiever is instilled inside when moments, then minutes and hours and days and weeks and in the process, several years of life, are wasted meaningless. While it is not important for others whether you achieved something or not, it is very essential for you to realise it. The sooner, the better!
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