I want to share a little-known but very effective life management method from Bob Scheinfeld. Suppose you’re creating a new house. What do you wish to have in your house? You might start with a dream list of all the things that you would like. But when you found actually building the house, can you give that dream checklist to the architect or builder? Much more likely you decrease the list to an ideal list based on your wants, needs and budget.
Imagine the builder got your record and said “looks superb let’s get started. Think about we come all around tomorrow and dig the foundations.”
Does this sound fine? NO. Because there are still way too many unknowns. Suppose you asked the builder “just how long will it take?” He says “not exactly sure about 3 months maybe.” You ask “how much will it cost?”. Again he replies “Not Sure”. He proceeds on though and says “We work really hard. รับสร้างบ้าน We’ll be here every day. We are always busy.”
Would you feel confident dealing with this builder? Probably not.
The builder does not have any documented plan. You haven’t any plan for your house. Would you build a house with no plan? Needless to say not. You not only want an overall plan, nevertheless, you want details specifications and costs. For example, even if the builder had a general plan, you still need “mini plans”. How would you make sure your house has electricity, gets the right wattage and contains surge protection? AND that all the outlets are where you need them? You have a “mini plan for the energy wiring and outlets.
Just about everyone wants additional time.
OK. Let’s bring this back again to making time in your daily life. If you need to find time you must think about building your week just like you build a house. Planning and time management are like the plans you would use to create your house.
1. You must know what you need and have an overall plan on how to achieve it
2. You must create mini plans that fit within the entire plan
You can choose the time frame involved in your plan – AN ETERNITY – a week OR any moment span in between. It is advisable to start with per year, then have a monthly small plan, a weekly mini approach and an everyday micro plan. I’m convinced that the weekly mini plan may be the key to making additional time. I believe the weekly plan is where you take your goals and make enough time to work on them.
Think about that for one minute.
Most people want more time, YET, when I ask them what they would do with the time, they don’t really really know. They have hardly ever really thought through exactly what they’d do with it if they got it. Or, they have some vague ideas, but they haven’t really thought about it in depth. AND, they have not reflected on how they would use the time in regards to their life mission and objective.
I’ve got to be brutally honest with you now for a minute. It is possible to bitch, moan and complain about not having enough time all you want. But and soon you GET that to make time you must have a plan, in that case your life will like be building your new house with no plans.