Brian Tracy has written an exceptional book titled Master Your Time Master Your Life. In this book, internationally acclaimed productivity expert and bestselling author Brian Tracy presents a brilliant new approach to time management that will help you gain control of your time and accomplish far more, faster and more easily than you ever thought possible. Below are a few paragraphs which will give you a brief insight into what the book is about. There is so much beneficial information in this book, it will transform your life by teaching you the best ways in which you can make use of your time so that you achieve greater results and reach your goals more quickly and successfully.
“How did the 3 percent, who started with nothing, become so successful in the course of one or two generations? The answer is simple. The top 3 percent have clear written goals and plans that they work on everyday. They know exactly who they are, what they want, and where they are going. They have a blueprint, a roadmap, that guides them faster and with ever-greater accuracy toward achieving the health, happiness, wealth, and prosperity that most people strive for all their lives.”
“Life-changing rule: Do only A tasks. Discipline yourself to do only those tasks that enrich and enhance your life and work and that give you a feeling of forward motion toward achieving the things you want and becoming the kind of person you want to be. This simple strategy will enable you to double and triple your productivity, performance, and results in the months and years ahead.”
“Start each day with a list of tasks that you need to complete. Organize the tasks from the most important to the least important. Start work on your most important task, and discipline yourself to work on it nonstop until it is complete. Whenever you complete any task, you get a jolt of endorphins, which makes you happier and boosts your feelings of self-esteem and personal pride. When you complete a high-value task, you get an even greater feeling of happiness and self-esteem. When you develop the habit of starting and completing your most important tasks, you put your entire life and career onto the fast track.”
“Practice the Law of Three in your work. This law says that no matter how many tasks you have to complete in your work, only three of those tasks will account for 90 percent of the value of your contribution to your company and to yourself. There are four corollaries of the Law of Three: Do fewer things. You will never get caught up. You will never be able to do everything on your list. To get control of your life you must stop doing an enormous number of small things. Do more important things. Do the top three tasks that you have identified, and nothing else, until you have no more of those major tasks to do. Do your most important tasks more of the time, preferably all day long. The more time you spend doing the most important things, the more productive you will be on the outside and the happier you will feel on the inside. Get better at your most important tasks. Continual self-improvement in the area of your most important tasks is the best investment that you can make. It enables you to dramatically increase your productivity, performance, and output and to get more done in a shorter period of time.”
“One of the most important times of your life is a time period that few people think of: your spare time. There are 168 hours in a week. The average person works 8 hours per day (40 hours a week); sleeps 8 hours per day (56 hours a week)l and dresses, eats, and travels to work 4 hours per day (28 hours a week). These tasks use up 124 hours, leaving 44 hours a week as spare time. Unfortunately, the average person spends most of this time socializing watching television or in entertainment activities of some kind, such as social media, television, conversations with friends, and other leisure activities. But what you do with your spare time can make all the difference between success and failure in life. You can spend it on pleasurable activities or you can invest it in your future.”
“Whenever you have a problem of any kind, immediately ask the questions, What can be done? and What is our next action? In problem-solving, as in other areas, clarity is your best friend. When you are absolutely clear about the goal you want to achieve, it is easier for you to develop clarity about the things that are stopping you from achieving that goal. When you have absolute clarity about the things that you need to do to get the things that you want, you can focus and concentrate single-mindedly on doing just those things that can help you the most.”