The Power of Personal Management

Time management is telling your time where to go.

Money management is telling your money where to go.

Attention management is telling your attention where to go.

Energy management is telling your energy where to go.

Talent management is telling your talents where to go, as in deciding where to apply them.

You’re responsible for managing your resources: your time, money, attention, energy, talent, health, mind, and everything else you have.

To a great extent, your life reflects how you’ve managed your resources thus far. And if you’re not happy with what you see (i.e., what you’re experiencing in your life), you can change it by becoming a better manager of your life.

Personal management is vital to personal fulfillment. You can’t mismanage yourself into personal fulfillment. Thus, you must learn to manage your life. It’s your life, and you’re responsible for it. You’re empowered to shape your life.

If you’re not satisfied with the way you spend your time, you can change that. If your financial situation isn’t where you want it to be, you can improve it. If your energy and talents are being spent on meaningless activities, you can change it. If you’re out of shape and your health has been on a decline, you can make better lifestyle choices and turn the situation around.

To manage your resources effectively, you must take stock of where you are and define where you want to be. In other words, you must, on the one hand, assess your current situation, and on the other, describe your ideal situation (i.e., your goal).

When assessing your current situation, you must tell yourself the truth. You can’t put your head in the sand and think you’re going to change anything in your life. The good news is that your results don’t lie; they tell you, with no ambiguity, where you stand. You just got to listen.

Once you know your starting point and your goal, you must find out the vehicle that will take you from where you are to where you want to be. Here, you can leverage the experience and expertise of others, who have traveled a similar journey before you. That’s perhaps the most effective way to learn; you don’t have to reinvent the wheel.

You’re not the first person who had to come out of debt. You’re not the first person who had to learn to manage their time more effectively. Many people have been there before you, and you can learn from them. And today, information on all these topics is readily available. Therefore, there’s no reason to remain in the dark.

Acquiring the know-how isn’t enough. Once you’ve gathered the information you need, you must “do,” as in “take action.” Like achieving any result in life, you must go from “knowing” to “doing.” That’s the only way you travel the distance to reach your ideal destination.

About The Author

Vladimir Elie

I help people learn and apply success principles and strategies so that they can get the results they want in life.