CHAPTER 13

Time for Action

STRUCTURE

‘I must govern the clock, not be governed by it.’

GOLDA MEIR, TEACHER AND POLITICIAN, FIRST FEMALE PRIME MINISTER OF ISRAEL

Time management is a myth. You can’t manage time

What you can manage is what you put into the time you have. This is as much about focusing on the actions that lead to the results you want as it is about ‘management’ of time.

Think of a suspension bridge. At key intervals there are major supports, interspersed with smaller struts all the way across. Again, spacing of these supports is important. Too far apart and the bridge would not be safely supported with sufficient strength. Too close together and the bridge would be too brittle, not flexible enough to withstand high winds ...

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