This chapter is about your attitude to time, and why that attitude dictates how productively you use time. We will see that there are three fundamental time orientations, and how each can have advantages and disadvantages for us. Before you can manage your time effectively, you must bring balance to these different attitudes. By the end of this chapter, you will understand what your attitude to time is and what your priorities are to help balance it and improve your time management.
The three fundamental orientations are past, present and future. We will examine these one at a time, and then see where a good balance lies.