How Being On Time And Being Organized Can Help You Succeed

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There are a lot of different factors that come into play when it comes to being successful. Today, I want to focus on two of these factors that can make a huge difference in your day-to-day life. These are being organized and being on time.

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becoming organized and staying organized could be the difference between being successful and not. Life organization, calender organization and general organization can make a massive impact and help you live a better life. Check out these success tips and organization tips

Think back on some of the most successful people you’ve met in your own life. The chances are they were good at both of these things. They are probably a master at being organized and nearly always on time. And no, it isn't because they've spent all their time reading time management books! There’s a reason why both of these factors will make such a big difference when it comes to being successful.

Both being on time and being organized can help you make the best possible use of your time and energy. When referring to energy, it includes both mental and physical energy. We have a limited supply of both. Not to mention the fact that we only have 24 hours on any given day. In other words, both time and energy limited resources. Being on time and being organized helps with making the most of those resources. We need to focus our energy on tasks and activities that help us reach our goals and success.

There are two different ways in which being both on time and organized will help you succeed. Let’s look at both of them and then briefly discuss how to get better at them.

Ways being on time and being organized can help you succeed

becoming organized and staying organized could be the difference between being successful and not. Life organization, calender organization and general organization can make a massive impact and help you live a better life. Check out these success tips and organization tips

Being On Time And Being Organized Saves You Time

How much time have you wasted this week looking for a misplaced item or file? This week, I’ve managed to break a hard drive with 250 GB of stuff on it. So, my answer to this question is A LOT!

How about your car keys?

How much time have you wasted because you didn’t show up on time for an appointment and ended up having to wait?

Making an effort to be on time and being organized helps you save precious time and energy. Being on time is all about time management and awareness. Work will always stretch out into the amount of time you give it. For example, if you give yourself one hour to write a report, it’ll be tight, but you’ll be close. Unless it’s a super long report with complex diagrams. Give yourself a month, and it’ll take you a month!

Becoming more aware and better at time management helps you work more efficiently. The same is valid for being organized.

Being Organized and On Time Helps You Look Professional

Showing up late for an appointment or interview makes you look unprofessional. The same goes for having to dig around for ages to find a file or document.

The above stands out, even more, when it comes to first impressions. Work on getting better at both, so you get the chances you deserve. People will be more likely to see you as a respectable person or an expert in your field. Which, of course, you are.

How To Get Better At Being on time and being organised

becoming organized and staying organized could be the difference between being successful and not. Life organization, calender organization and general organization can make a massive impact and help you live a better life. Check out these success tips and organization tips

Let’s look at how we can improve both those skills. What it comes down to is getting into the habit of being conscious of time and staying on top of tasks. Yes, if you’re exceptionally disorganised, it will take some up-front work to clear things up.

  • Put everything into relevant folders. This includes emails, digital files and physical papers. Even better, take an inventory of each folder, so you know what’s in it.
  • If you take notes, keep separate notebooks for different notes. For example, never mix meeting notes with notes on how to start a blog.
  • Throw out or sell everything you haven’t used for a specified period of time (6 months, one year etc.). This feels good!
  • Leave at least 20 minutes between appointments.
  • Schedule travel time. This is so easy to forget and so often why people are late.
  • Make being organised and on time a personal goal that you will achieve.
  • Make to-do lists but keep them realistic and straightforward. Also, add detail. If you currently write things like ‘call John”, you might know what that means now but you might not later. Add notes that tell you why, how important it is, and how long it might take.
  • Break down everything you do into smaller, manageable chunks. You’ll have less reason to procrastinate because you won't feel overwhelmed.
  • Use a calendar or diary to list dates and appointments. Also, use it to make sure you set yourself deadlines for both short and long-term goals. You might not meet every deadline. But you’re more likely to achieve it if it is there.

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