How to Become The Master of Time - Part 1

by Greg Winteregg, CEO

“I just don’t have enough time!”

We have all said it at some point in time. Or, “I need eight days in a week!”  It can make life extremely stressful to not have enough time to fulfill all your obligations.

I have people tell me all the time they don’t know how I get so much done in such a short period of time. So, I thought I could share a few thoughts about how I master time in this three-part series.

Indecision is an enemy of Time.

“I need to think about it.”

“I’ll get to it tomorrow.”

“This is a big decision……………….”

“I shouldn’t rush into things like this.”

Everything above sounds logical and reasonable, and they are, but here is the trap—eventually you have to make a decision.

So here’s the catch and question to ask:

How long does it take you to make a decision?

You ponder and think and discuss with friends or colleagues day after day, week after week just trying to decide.  And you’re doing nothing but wasting time!

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it, the brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, be he who conquers that fear.”

-Nelson Mandela

We usually fail to decide because of a fear of the consequences brought by making a bad decision.  However, what are the consequences of not deciding at all?

You just lost that great prospective employee because you had to think about it over the weekend; they took the job from someone who decided faster.  You just lost that construction job because you couldn’t decide on the final bid for your quote. I won’t go on and on. You get the idea.

“Once you have established the goals you want and the price you’re willing to pay, you can ignore the minor hurts, the opponent’s pressure and the temporary failures.”

-Vince Lombardi

Not deciding is simply a decision to:

    • Worry

    • Think

    • Be careful and safe

    • Stop

    • (the most deadly) Not help your customers, your family and yourself.

My advice is to conquer fear and make a decision.  Then get working on making it happen with all the time you would have spent ‘thinking about it’.

My Philosophy:

Not making a decision is a decision to not decide…and waste time.


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