Chapter 17: The Myth of Time Management

The only way to increase time is to get more done in the time you have.

The first thing in order to achieve success is to set distinct and definitive priorities. The important thing to remember is that we don’t have to choose family or business or happiness. We can choose all of them, not either/or. It is possible to have them all without sacrificing one in favor of another. It is a question of how we spend our time. If one person replies to 15 emails in one hour, and a second person does the same in 15 minutes, it means that the second person has an additional 45 minutes to do something else.

Many people complain that they spend too much time at work. If we look closer, we can see that in reality, they spend very little of their time actually working. Many of them only work enough for it to feel like work. Meanwhile, successful people see only results not spent time. If we have to spend eight hours in the office, we should use them effectively. We should be glad that we have the opportunity to work, and then success will appear.

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