Yes, You CAN Manage Your Time

I had someone tell me recently, “You can’t manage your time.”

Taking the bait I inquired, “Why is that?”

“You can’t manage time… you can only manage your choices.”

Hmm, sounds like we are talking about the same things. 

It’s All About Time…

I say Potato, you say Potatoe.

Call it what you will.

It’s still all about time.

“Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff that life is made of.”

– Benjamin Franklin

Time Management.
Life Management.

Instead, of debating titles, I challenge you to do.

Manage your time.
Make your choices.
Control your actions.
Do all the above.

How Is That Working For You?

Naming conventions are less important than results.

It doesn’t matter what you call it, it’s about what you accomplish.

Today, manage your time.

Take control of your life.

Do something. Take action. Make a decision. Get busy.

And of course, enjoy yourself while doing it.

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  • I’ve had people tell me this before. As if somehow I thought time management consisted of changing the laws of physics regarding the flow of time. It’s pretty apparent to everyone involved that we were really advocating the same thing.
    I do think, though, there’s some benefit to these little quips about “time management” really being “self management.” Cute little lines like that are mostly annoying, but they do serve the purpose of reminding you that it’s ultimately a very active process rather than a passive one.
    Still, I’ll never be one to say “you can’t manage time, you can only manage yourself.”

  • Stacey Vulakh

    I think as long as you’re heading for a goal of getting what you need to have done in a way that makes your life flow smoothly, call it whatever you want! 🙂

    It comes down to planning and priorities for me and making sure that I am prepared but flexible when I need to be.

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  • Good one!

    I think some people spend too much time on semantics and not enough on getting on with getting on.

    Here’s to managing what we need to and living happily with the rest.

    Thanks for this.

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  • Shenoi

    Usually, I will use several different approaches to manage my time, depending on other demands and the experience I’ve gained of what works best for me.

    To set priorities and to manage my time, I’m using Replicon time recording software ( ). It helps me to classify everything according to importance and urgency, so I can identify and finalize the tasks that are important and urgent first.