Before I mastered any skill, I was drowning.
Sinking into the ocean of inefficiency, a disorganized pitied by coworkers and peers. However, that all changed with a paradigm shift triggered by heartbreak, driving me toward a new path: perspective replacing my way of living.
The mind, a powerful tool once awakened, sparks change.
In this quest for growth, the key lies within.
We need a skill to master. Skill mastery is subjective, assessed only by the benefits gained from it. For me, both in my professional and personal life, that skill was Time Management. Once I had profound growth, I knew I had mastered this skill.
1. Embrace that productivity is king.
As I embraced this fact, I utilized my time more effectively. By organizing and prioritizing key tasks, I was able to reduce stress, gaining a clear understanding with each passing day. With a structured routine and a filled calendar, I followed a disciplined schedule, witnessing my evolution unfold.
2. The journey was akin to the tale of Sisyphus.
As he pushed the boulder uphill, enduring the challenges head-on. Identifying, prioritizing, and executing tasks became the trinity of my time management philosophy—the most challenging task was like my boulder. Through planning, setting deadlines, and confronting the challenge head-on, I found the necessary energy to conquer it.
3. Reflect and acknowledge the slightest progress.
The more you do this, the more momentum sustained. Each step forward is a triumph of managing time like Sisyphus finding his purpose to continue to ascend. The journey is challenging, but once routine settles and tasks align, the growth is undeniable.
Understand, refine, and optimize.
The longer I was on this journey, the more I refined, allowing me to optimize my daily life, which sparked a paradigm shift. Mastery of time catalyzes this shift, allowing one to navigate life with newfound efficiency. Without this, I would be condemned to the never-ending cycle of pushing the same boulder uphill, wasting time.
We all have the power to break free from the cycle, the power to master time to get back our lives rather than running out of time.