Time Management Systems
Time Management Systems is the place that everything comes
together...You'll integrate all of the learning
and have a way to handle whatever comes your way. This is where the
rubber meets the road.
Currently the two most arguably popular and effective time
management systems are Getting
Things Done (GTD), based on the work of David Allen, and the
Rapid Planning Method (RPM), from Tony Robbins. Even though
have quite a bit in common, they approach time management from
completely different focuses: GTD
is a bottom-up system, and RPM
is a top-down system.
Which approach is best? Well...they both work extremely
well....which is best for you really depends on your personality.
Do you like to start with the details of a plan or project,
working your way up to the bigger picture? Or do you prefer starting
with the big picture, and flushing out all of the details later?
Either way, you'll still end up in a similar place....it's
just how you get there that's different. Both work extremely well, and
will get you to the same result, they simply follow different paths.
First, let's talk about the commonalities. Both systems give
you a way to do a couple of the most critical factors of time
things out of your head.
Stop relying on a useless to-do list that stresses you
more than not having one at all.
Second, there's a major disadvantage of both systems: they
take time to learn. Ask yourself, is it worth investing some of the
most precious resource you have, your time, into learning something
that will give you more of it?
It all comes back to the question of the
importance of time management:
Having More Time for the Things that are
Important to You.
A small amount of time invested up from can give you huge
amounts of time in the end.
So which time management system is best? I use the
best of both:
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