Before I share with you some time saving tips for this year I thought it best to begin with setting goals. Now you may wonder how does setting goals save you time?
Having your goals set for the year helps you keep on track. Firstly what you want to do is decide what it is you want to achieve for this year, so ask yourself at the end of 2012 what results do I want to have?
And it would be things like:
- Financial goal. How much do you want to earn this year? Keep it real!
- Where do you want your business or career to be at the end of the year?
- Sometimes your goals can also be an improvement or an addon to last year’s events.
Once you know what it is you want to achieve then you can figure out how you are going to get there. In other words what can you do each day that will bring you closer to your goals?
This can help a great deal when it comes to saving time. For starters by knowing what results you want for the year can help you maintain focus. We have soooo many interruptions and distractions that sometimes it’s easy to get sidetracked and before you know it, you are busy doing something that is not helping you get the results you want and by the end of the year you have gone a few steps back. What a time waster!
Let’s say for example, and this happened to me, you want to generate an income of R150,0000 for the year and during the year your time is being consumed by time sucking vampires who want your help but don’t pay for it. You need to ask yourself, “is this taking me closer to my goals?” “How is this benefitting me?”
If there is no added benefit or it is not helping you earn your desired income then you need to stop and get back on track.
Goals are a constant reminder to keep us on the road to achieving the results your want.