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This is a Dilbert cartoon by Scott Adams

Dost thou love life?  Then do not squander time,

for that is the stuff life is made of.

– Benjamin Franklin

The more time you create for yourself, the more time you have to live. Setting goals, priorities and planning is important.

To waste your time efficiently follow the guidance shown in the following video:

Procrastination - Tales Of Mere Existence Watch this video on YouTube

To get most out of your time follow the advice Randy Pausch gave in his entertaining talk on time management:

Time Management Watch this video on YouTube

Randy’s Slides

Randy gave this talk after his famous “Last Lecture”. He discusses the following topics:

  • Goals, Priorities, and Planning
  • Avoid wasting time
  • The 80/20 Rule
  • To-do Lists
  • Covey’s four-quadrant
  • Interruptions
  • Bosses & delegation
  • Specific skills and tools
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Meetings
  • Stress and procrastination
  • Managing Email

Further Reading:

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey The One Minute Manager by Kenneth H. Blanchard and Spencer Johnson Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen

Tip: You can save time by listening to the audio versions of the above books while doing other things like driving to and from work, cycling, jogging and so on…

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Audio CD    The One Minute Manager Audio Collection Getting Things Done: The Art Of Stress-Free Productivity - Audio CD

Time is all we have. You may find one day that you have less than you think.

– Randy Pausch

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