Time Management isn’t Time Management

The truth is that time management is nothing of the sort.

Time can’t be managed, in the strictest terms, because a user has no control of this very valuable resource. It has a life of its own, and cannot be affected in the least by anything the user does, unlike other valuable resources such as money, precious metals or people.

What a 2Time user is managing is actually action. “Action management” is what is actually at the heart of the 2Time system.

A user is actually carefully looking at the time demands that they decide to complete, and using time in order to get them fulfilled through carefully thought out actions. They use the techniques of 2Time as a method for managing these time demands.

  • Time that they might have in the future is a resource that they can use in their planning activities to accomplish future goals.
  • Time that they have right now, is time they can also use to accomplish goals.
  • Time that has past is useless for future goals.

2Time users are able to mentally manipulate and coordinate the first two resources in order to plan and manage the Actions they wish to take.

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2 Responses to “Time Management isn’t Time Management”

  1. Cassandra "D.I.V.A. of Dialog" Lee Says:

    Thanks for pointing out that “time management” is really “action management”.

    As much as we would all like to have more time in our day, it’s the actions that we take in our day that leads us toward effectively managing our time.

    Thanks for the advice.

    Cassandra “D.I.V.A. of Dialog” Lee
    Author, The Young Woman’s Guide for Personal Success
    http://www.ssanee.com

  2. fwade Says:

    Cassandra,

    On further reflections, it seems that at the end of the day, it is quite useless to say that we spent every second of the day being busy…

    After all, is that the point? Maximum utility?

    At the end of a day, a week, a month, a year, a life … do we really want to be able to say that we wasted no time. Would that make us feel proud?

    It makes me wonder what my life is all about in a new way.

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