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Time Management or Self-Management?

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One of the things that you have to realize when learning how to employ effective time management into your life is the fact that the actual phrase “time management” is somewhat of a misnomer. What do I mean by that? Well, basically, there is no such thing as being able to “manage” time. Time is a constant, and time cannot be manipulated by any man, no matter how much we may try (time machine, anyone?). There will always be 24 hours in a day. No matter how much we may wish to have 30 hours in a day (I know I’ve done that myself, so I can finally get done everything I feel needs to be done), we are relegated to only 24. No man gets more hours in a day, and no man gets less. The big question is not so much how can we “manage” this constant called time as it is in how can we manage OURSELVES in light of the time we’ve been allotted. So in actuality, time management is actually self-management more than anything else. And the key to self-management is discipline.

Discipline is simply doing…