365 days in a year.
24 hours in a day.
1,440 minutes in a day.
The longer I live, the more I realize that time is our greatest resource.
If we waste a little money, we can earn a little more.
But if we waste time, that time is gone.
I cannot tell you how many books that I have read trying to “hack” time. Getting Things Done by David Allen. The No B.S. Guide to Time Management by Dan Kennedy. Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey.
Looks like I might have to read one more.
I recently listened to a podcast interview with author Kevin Kruse. Kevin interviewed 7 Billionaires, 13 Olympic Athletes, 29 Straight-A Students, and 239 Entrepreneurs in preparing his new book, entitled 15 Secrets Successful People Know about Time Management.
In the interview, Kevin explained how people who manage their time well think in terms of minutes as opposed to hours in the day.
They time-block their day and forego to-do lists, instead placing any task that they have on their calendar.
According to Kevin, people who manage their time well do so by making every minute count.
Thinking about time this way seems like a smart thing to do. I do tend to let time get away from me and distractions tend to eat away a few minutes here and there each hour.
For today, I am going to try and implement a schedule that makes the most out of the time that I have today. I will map out my schedule in 15 minute increments and see how that goes.
What are you going to do with today’s 1,440?
If you need some inspiration in maximizing today’s 1,440, you might consider checking out the song Seasons of Love from the RENT Soundtrack. Turns out there are 525,600 minutes in a year. Try and get your mind around that.