Are you planting seeds to reap a good harvest?
As Winter draws to a close,
Spring is usually a good time of year to take stock of your goals for the year ahead
and to assess your progress. Are you focussing on the right things and being pro-active
enough with your time to make sure that your plans come to fruition? In the words of
B.C. Forbes (founder of Forbes magazine), “It is only the farmer who faithfully plants
seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in the Autumn.” At The Training Box our big
Spring project is a total redesign of our website – not just a new look but a new
approach to reflect the way in which our business model has changed and evolved since
we started in 2006. Watch this space and more news will come your way soon! Meantime,
we wish you a Happy Easter and many sunny Spring days that make you feel revitalised
and energetic when it comes to your own projects.
Box Quick Fix
We all know what happens to the supply of golden eggs when
you kill the goose that lays them. When it comes to time management, aiming to have the
correct balance between producing the eggs and maintaining the goose is important.
Steven Covey, in his book “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People”, encourages us
to see the difference between the things that are urgent and the things that are important when we want to make effective use of our time:
There are always a number of things that are
urgent and important and have to be dealt with immediately – however, always operating
in this mode means you have no time to look ahead.
Planning for the future means making pro-active
choices about how you spend your time to keep you going in the right direction. Set
time aside to focus on things that are not
urgent but are important.
Activities that are important but not urgent are
usually those that support your long-term mission, your high priority goals and –
critically – have a valuable contribution to make in achieving the results you want.
Managing your time well forms part of our programme, Staying Resourceful Under Pressure
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