by BCBP Editor

time resource
We give you some provocative questions to help you manage your time wisely.

Do you have a clear picture of what you want to accomplish each day? Each week? Every month?

Do you list tasks and appointments on your calendar? Do you include your daily appointment with God?

Do you have a few clear goals for each activity and project you’re involved in? Do you include your BCBP activities and have clear, practical and doable tasks and goals for each?

Do you feel free NOT to read everything that crosses your desk? To NOT say “yes” to everything anyone asks of you?

Do you balance your time on projects, tasks, responsibilities so you won’t require frenzied hours of overtime and stress-time to finish?

Do you prioritize your tasks in order and stick to top-priority items? Do you know how to differentiate between Urgent, Not Urgent, Important but not urgent, and Time Waster activities so that your time is spent fruitfully?

Do you give clear instructions to coworkers so they can take care of minor jobs without interrupting you every other minute? In other words, do you know how to properly delegate, how to train others to accept and carry out the delegation?

Do you stop working when you feel fatigued? Do you work on highly involved tasks when you feel the most alert?

Do you survey and evaluate your mid-term and long-term goals regularly?

Do you structure your goals in work and life so that they follow the SMART formula — Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Timely?

Do you focus on doing things well, to the best of your ability, rather than trying to do more and more tasks? Do you focus on quality rather than quantity?

Do you nourish a positive attitude toward yourself, your abilities and your responsibilities, believing in yourself and having faith in God?

Do you climb the Ladder of Success by planning purposefully, preparing prayerfully, proceeding positively, and pursuing your goals persistently?

Do you let the desires of others dictate your time? Do you let the emergencies of others become your emergencies too?

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