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12878088 on Time Management

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Like plethora of time management books , ideas and principles being marketed, I hereby presentone of my version on time management.The ideas I have presented here, were being thought,worked and experimented for the past twoyears. Like I say, there are no orignal ideas but orignal copies, these ideas are too not whollymine,but borrowed from that source or these source. But these synthesis of various ideas haveworked for me,and I suppose it may work for you.I am a philosopher( a person who uses too much of his mind or who over-analyzes things). Andtherefore my discourse on time management starts with why, with that I start my discourse.
Why Time management ?
The development of human kind, has not given us more time ,but it has taken our time. Neverbefore in the history, men is so liberated. It can do manything, and this many thing has become atwo edge sword - many thing in work and many thing in recreation . And to do it , in a fixed valuecall time.The world consist of two kinds of people - maximizer and satisfier. Maximizer tends to maximize ,and satisfier is happy with what they have. Now, this Time management thing are for maximizer,those who want to do more things in their life, for satisfier, this is bull shit.
On what we do ?
Now those who are reading it, I may say that they must be a knowledge worker. A knowledgeworker is different from a manual labour. A knowledge worker work is not a physical work but amental work. And for me it should not be called a work at all. The work he do has got tangible work,the work component that you see constitute only a fraction of his total effort, most of his work isinvolve in
collecting data, understanding, thinking and then execution
. So the work should becalled as a
.This can be generalized to all the work we do in the modern society from planning holiday(choosingholiday on net, discussing , thinking) to getting our car for repair (when to give, which ).
How to manage projects ?
I am not a believer of any time management ideas which relies on scribbling on papers, oncomputers ,or on PDA. Cause the problem with them is they overlook chaos, and hence need to beupdated every time. These so called to-do list or priority list believes in linear view of time. ForexampleAt time t-1 , I made a to-do list or priority list, at time t-2 ,after completing task A, I have to againredraw my priority list, cause the information I get after working in project A, makes many otherprojects redundant.
What I propose is to take one project at a time, and forget about other project , or don’t think that
other project exist. It has got many upsideMore focus on the current project, and less tension of the future project because you have notmade them.It will also eliminate multi tasking ,as you wont vacillate between one project to other.Flexibility in choosing next project based on what information you have got after completing theproject
"As every divided kingdom falls, so every mind divided between many studies confounds and sapsitself." - Leonardo da Vinci 
1.5 Viewing your 24 hours
 Some say, 11 players are needed to make a cricket team, some say , we need 6 batsmen , 4 bowlersand a wicket-keeper to make a good "test" cricket team.The idea is to look 24 hours as 24 hours or see them based on importance of each hour in the dailyday.i look a single day, as a metaphor of lifeEarly morning represents our childhoodMorning represents our youthNoon represents our mid-life crisisAnd evening represents our primeAnd night is the time to retire.Most people waste their childhood and youth, and hence have a troubled life. As one says "morningshows the day", and I really believe that it is important to use morning for maximum advantage. Notonly one is fresh during the morning but also the quiteness in the morning is quintessence.Some people will say , they are night person and would love to work at night, the problem with thestatement is that our body is a morning person.Noon , I have labeled it a time of middle age crisis. The time when our body is programmed to slop.A period of lethargy , a period of siesta , the most unproductive part of the day, and it should bereserved for the most unproductive task ,like cleaning the work place or collecting information, thepassive jobs.
1.6 How to get about the work ?
'Not excellence. Perfection. You aim for perfection, you will attain excellence. If you aim forexcellence, you will go lower.' - J R D Tata
As a knowledge worker we have to deal with projects with no clear cut boundaries. So it becomestough to know when the work is complete. Consider making a project report, and there wouldalways be n number of things that needed to be done , the things always seems to be incomplete.Also, the other problem is of striving for excellence, to make one work excellent. It is what makeswork motivation go down spiral, as there is nothing called excellence. It is a wild goose chase, afantasy that is doomed to die. What one can only do is strive for perfection, with a bounded time.Not only , it will breed urgency but also motivate one towards perfection , cause perfection isneuroticA sense of urgency for me is the key for making the task complete, without focus and emergency itis easier to slip in mindless details and after sometime one find himself far away from the shore .Doing Knowledge project is like picking flowers from the garden, it is easy to get lost in thebeautifulness of the garden unless you are determined what flower you have to pick.
"I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Beingwilling is not enough; we must do" 
- Leonardo da vinci
1.7 Demanding from the day
Modern world makes instant celebrity, our life looks pointless. What we are doing . No mercedes,No holiday at carribean, no big and lavish parties. And what is our job, what intellectual describe assoul destroying activity. What is this I am doing with my life.Well, to make my point, I am just telling that, there are three evils in this worldMoneyFameSuccessAnd then someone says, whats the point of living , if one should not strive for them.And I will say, we have lived on this earth, we humans have lived in this world for the past 2 millionyears, not wishing them. It is only the modern man who have created this devices, to motivatepeople.
What is in work is this, in sort…
 IT IS THE FLOWThere is nothing that gives man more pleasure then loosing his consciousness, loosing himself to theflow of the world, hence we haveAlcohol

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