Chapter 11 – Time and Life Management

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Unformatted text preview: e things in life that we can do that, if we did them on a regular basis, would allow us to do all the other things that we do with greater ease and effectiveness Step 4: Evaluate: how did I do? • integrity: ability to carry out a worthy decision after the emotion of making the decision has passed • challenge is to keep first things first in moment of choice • developing ourselves, reducing stress and reaching goals involves assessing what we have done to propel us toward each of our goals with integrity • evaluation: art of looking back and seeing what we did, how we did it, and if it worked to produce results intended Quadrant planning includes: 1. differentiating between what is urgent and what is important 2. identifying roles in each dimension of life 3. sharpening the saw 4. evaluating our performance Lifebalance • critics of traditional time management approaches: planning is too rigid and tends to dwell too much on doing and having, an not enough on being • these approaches do not allow of spontaneity, freedom and going with the flow • lifebalance approach: promotes a balance of purposeful planning and healthy mix of going with the flow • unbalance: results from bad habits – habits that emphasize work at the expense of family and personal growth, structure at the expense of spontaneity, or accomplishments at the expense of relationships • search for a simpler, slower, more flexible, and more meaningful life has vanished in our culture, with the constant search for more, better and different frustrations people feel with time management...
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