The Planning Fallacy

The Planning Fallacy

We all have busy schedules, but we are incorrectly planning our day around the time we have, not around priorities.

Our estimates on how long certain tasks will take are almost always not realistic.

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The 4 Kinds of Priorities

The Decision Matrix on how to approach tasks has 4 quadrants:

  • Quadrant 1: The Urgent Problems which are important.
  • Quadrant 2: Not Urgent but important tasks
  • Quadrant 3: Urgent but not really important
  • Quadrant  4: Distractions and time-wasting tasks. 

Prioritize the important (Quadrant 2) to attain maximum benefit from your work.

Prioritize your Peak Energy Time

There are certain times of the day when you are at peak productivity. For some, it's early morning, and for others, it can be the quiet night time.

Reorganize your tasks to engage and benefit from your peak times.

Maker or Manager

Creative people have a different schedule than managers.

Managers work on a time-based scheduled calendar, but makers or creators cannot be bothered with time. They go deep in their work, forgetting any schedule.

Dwight D. Eisenhower
“What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important."

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  • Figure out how you're currently spending your time. ...
  • Create a daily schedule—and stick with it. ...
  • Prioritize wisely. ...
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  • Avoid the urge to multitask. ...
  • Assign time limits to tasks. ...
  • Build in buffers. ...
  • Learn to say no
  • Get organized
  • Eliminate distractions

10 Tips for Mastering Time Management at Work

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  • Get some perspective. Develop a vision of what and where you want to be in a few years. 
  • Develop an action plan. Break down you vision into manageable steps that are specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time-bound.
  • Take action. Use time management software to upload your plan and record your time.
  • Reflect on your progress. Review your performance regularly to to get new insights.
  • Ask for feedback. Turn to your boss and ask for their feedback. Be ready to take criticism.

Master These Three Skills to Improve Time Management

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