Don’t let any task, no matter how small, have an undefined deadline. Undefined deadlines create undefined game plans. Encourage momentum by tagging everything with a due date. Play a little game, challenge yourself to answer all emails in less than 5 minutes. The next day try to do it in under 3.
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Parkinson's law is the adage that "work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion".
Time management is all psychological. We naturally pace ourselves to finish a project in the nick of time. The same task can take one hour or one week depending on how much time we give ourselves to complete it.
Administrators make work for each other so that they can multiply the number of their subordinates and enhance their prestige.
Passed in 1986 by Hawai‘i lawmakers, the “Aloha Spirit” law is recognized as “the working philosophy of native Hawaiians . . . presented as a gift to the people of Hawai‘i.”
It was written by Aunty Pilahi Paki, after she foresaw a 21st century world filled with bitter conflict, a world that will look to Hawai‘i for healing.
Aloha would be its remedy.
According to the law, all Hawai‘i citizens and government officials must conduct themselves with aloha.
Parkinson’s Law states that work expands to fill the time allocated to it.
We should give ourselves a self-imposed deadline to complete a task. It will ensure that we avoid unnecessary time-wasting and that we actually get stuff done.
Roman law of ancient Rome has affected the development of law in most Western civilisation and parts of the East.
It is the foundation for law codes of most countries of continental Europe (civil law) and derivative systems elsewhere.
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