Michael Altshuler who is recognized as a top expert on sales and peak performance mindset training throughout the world once said, “The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” This phrase explains the connection between time and the human being.

Everybody struggles to manage time to produce better result out of that 24 hours, but only a few of them manage to pay off their struggles. Not because they have more hours than those who fail to produce the better result. However, they know that they are the pilot of the time and they take their plane (time) to the next level.

Since everybody is bestowed with that 24 hours nobody can change it. However, how we use this 24 hours distinguish from one person to another. Let’s discuss how we can be a good pilot of that 24 hours to take it to the next ladder to become more and more successful.

Laura Vanderkam who is the author of many time management and productivity books, including ‘I Know How She Does It’, ‘What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast’, and ‘168 Hours’.


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Her work has appeared in publications including Fast Company, Fortune, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal. She has also delivered a talk on Ted Talk about time management.

“We do not build the lives we want by saving time. We build the lives we want and then the time saves itself,” that is what Laura said while delivering a speech at the Ted Talk.

The above phrase sends out the message that we basically do not need to save time to achieve extra in life. However, we need to pursue what we want to and the availability of the time occurs automatically.


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Let’s understand this by an example. Many people want to read books more and more after reading articles and watching speeches that Advocate benefits of reading more books. However, only a few of them manage to pursue what they want. Rest of them blame the unavailability of time. On the other hand, those who blame lack of time manage to watch movies and favourite shows after a full-time job or house works.

From the above example, it is crystal clear that people have time to pursue what they want it is just a matter how we control our time to fix-in our task. Laura says in the speech that time is highly elastic.

“We can not make more time. But time will stretch to accommodate what we choose to put into it,” she further added.

Now the question is how we put in our task to stretch the time? The answer is just how we get time to watch our favourite shows every day. We manage to watch our favourite shows because we consider the TV shows our priority.

To stretch time to put into our task we have to make our most important task as a priority. We need to know what are our priorities by listing down them and then we will see that time is already saved for our prioritised tasks.


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