Collection: Time Management - #1 Jim Rohn 'How to Manage Your Time & Boost Your Productivity'



[Transcript]

JIM ROHN 00:00

The key is time is precious.


Now, let me give you a Bill Bailey's description of time, "Life is not just the passing of time. Life is not just the passing of time, life is a collection of experiences, their frequency, and their intensity."


Life is not just watching the clock tick away. Life is a collection of experiences, their intensity, their frequency.


When my friend, Mark died at age 44. Someone says, that's young to die. But what if he lived four lifetimes in one?


Might not be too young. So here's what – whatever the span of your life turns out to be, here's what you want to fill it up with, experiences and the intensity of those experiences.


But now let's talk about the management of time. Here's one of the best ones we covered earlier. When should you start building this hotel?


Answer: as soon as you have it finished.


Now, jot this one down on time management. When should you start the day?


As soon as you have it finished.


Plan the day the best you can. Leaving plenty of room for improvising and surprises and all the stuff that happens during the course of the day. But if you've planned a good productive day, now you start that day, you can't believe how much more valuable your time will be. Don't start the day until you have it finished.


Now. Here's the next one. Don't start the week until you have it finished. Now to lay out a week is a pretty good challenge.


Next, don't start the month until you have it finished. The places to go and people to see and the productivity and the sales and the customers and the development and all the rest of what you want to accomplish during the course of 30 days. Don't start the month until it's finished.


Then here's the big one. This is really challenging. Don't start the year until you have it finished.


To the best of your ability, it can't be finished like minute by minute. But in terms of the sweep of what you want to accomplish in the year 2002, make sure that that's set and ready to go. But the time January 1st rolls around.


And it might get all upset, it might get torn up and you do a new, you make so much progress the first 90 days that now you've got, you multiplied it all by 2 by 3.


Because that happened to me. I thought, wow, here's how this is going to be a great year, but the time I'd finished the third month. I'm rolling. I'm sore. So many things are happening. I revised my whole year's plan.


(Source: https://youtu.be/aOWSmNcEBCc)

 

[YAPSS Takeaway]

  • Life is not just the passing of time, life is a collection of experiences, their frequency, and their intensity.

  • Plan before you start a day, a week, a month or even a year.