We can’t be happy every day.

But we can try our best every day; and as a result, we can enjoy happiness most of the time.

Happiness is about making the most of what we have, with what we’ve got, from where we are. And these 4 steps will definitely help you enjoy more happiness and success in life…

via the Ladders by Christopher Connors

“The key is in not spending time, but in investing it.” — Stephen R. Covey

There are four distinct ways to create your best day and successfully manage your time. Our ability to identify these ways and maximize their potential will lift us from mediocrity to accomplishment. I’ll provide you with some examples and as I do, I encourage you to visualize the times you’ve experienced these stages. Make sense of them so that you’ll continue to build toward your next achievement.

As a culture, we obsess over time. And in many respects, we should.

Time, as Steve Jobs once famously said, is our most precious resource. Money, fame, power? All wonderful things, in their own way. But it is time that is most valuable, most fleeting, and most influential. We can do whatever we want with our time. So what will you do with yours?

The four stages of time management focus on distinctive aspects of the way all of us use our time. Whether we’re wasting time or maximizing its usage to the fullest, we all enter into each stage of time management.

 1. Idea Creation

“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” — Oprah Winfrey

As my former boss used to say to me, “think BIG thoughts.” Cliches abound, it’s worth noting that the mark of any successful entrepreneur, businesswoman, musician, athlete, student, or inventor is big ideas. To think creatively requires imagination, boldness, and confidence. To think this way, we should immerse ourselves in an environment conducive to creativity.

“With ideas it is like with dizzy heights you climb: at first they cause you discomfort and you are anxious to get down, distrustful of your own powers; but soon the remoteness of the turmoil of life and the inspiring influence of the altitude calms your blood; your step gets firm and sure and you begin to look — for dizzier heights.” — Nikola Tesla

The beginning of time management is the birth of an idea. Think about it — before you can have strategy or planning, you require the idea. Now, apply this to your life. What are you trying to do? Whether it’s providing the world with power, like Nikola Tesla, inventing the newest cloud-based software solution, starting a financial services company, or beginning your personal training practice, you need the idea.

The idea spawns all your creativity and imagination and helps you think deeply about what you want. From there, you can begin to delegate your time to tackle the tasks that will roll out from your idea and strategy. Everything begins with an idea…

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