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Defining Priority For More Productive You

Everybody is given 24 hours a day to live, to be productive, but everybody does things differently and gain result differently too. To have better result of you, better achievements, to be more productive you might want to set yourself in better way. 

Here is the ABCDE method for your time management 

In time management to define whether something is important is crucial. 

So, imagine if you have a girlfriend/boyfriend that demand your attention right now. At the same time, you also have a paper to write that needs to submit soon. You also need to fix your camera because tomorrow you will visit places that worth capturing. All are important, so what to do first, second and so on? Check this out! 

This ABCDE method will help you to set your priority over your jobs and duties. 

“A” jobs is a task that is an OBLIGATION to do.

A-jobs will give you great benefit if you work on them and will leave you in regretful when you don’t do the jobs. It needs you to work on it immediately otherwise bad things will happen to you.  
Never switch yourself to do B-jobs if you haven’t completed your A-jobs list!

B is a task that only us can do that, doesn’t bring as much benefit as A-jobs but you shouldn’t forget it

B-jobs are not emergency to do but it has to be you to get them done. They won’t give you as great benefit as A-jobs if you work on them but still could leave you in regretful when you don’t do the jobs. B-jobs don’t necessarily to be done immediately. Yet you still have to do those. 

C is a task that you have to do, sometimes bring you pleasure.

C-jobs are not emergency, neither bring much benefit but you still need to do it. C-jobs demand you to lose some money or time and C-jobs give you pleasure. For example; your granny come along to see you and spend quality time as a family. If you miss your meeting with your family, they will hate you.

D is a task that you can delegate to.  

If you have more time you can do it yourself, if you have money to let others do it for you in more professional way then please do. 

E job is not essential to do. We do it when we are bored, jut to entertain us. C

E-jobs will bring no harm when we do that, nor benefit for us. 

Time is meaningful if we do meaningful tasks

Always remember that priority from one and another is different. For example if you are an actress and you have a to-do-list such as below:

  • Meeting an old friend that went to the same school
  • Read script for film shooting 
  • Watch favorite TV show
  • Buy a delicious coffee latte at street corner
  • spend some time with your movie partner

So what you need to do next is to decide the impact to you. 

  • Meeting an old friend –> She misses you so much and if you don’t meet her she might hate you. Well maybe you can spend 10-30 minutes for her. Then it’s C.
  • Read script for film shooting –> This movie will change your life, your career and tomorrow you need to memorize all he dialog for scene 10. Then it’s an A job. 
  • Watch favorite TV show –> You like it so much, you can’t miss it but if you do then there is nothing will happen to you.
  • Buy a delicious coffee latte at street corner –> You crave it so much but you don’t have time for that because the queue is insanely long. You remember that your assistant has nothing to do at the moment, so why not have her/him to buy the coffee latte for you. It’s D.
  • spend some time with your movie partner –> You need to practice to avoid mistake in tomorrow’s film shooting. You can practice by yourself without him/her but if you practice with him/her that’s better. Then B. 

And if you are just a high school student that given a homework to make a short movie and have the same list then the priority is like this: 

  • Meeting an old friend that went to the same school –> Well you meet her once a month you talk about boys and stuff, not really important. It’s C. 
  • Read script for film shooting –> You only have one line, you only have to know when to speak but it’s obligation for me to do it. So, it’s A. It might take you a minute but still at the top of your priority. Do not move to B until you finish reading your short line. 
  • Watch favorite TV show –> It’s E
  • Buy a delicious coffee latte at street corner –> E also
  • spend some time with your movie partner –> You meet him/her everyday and not necessarily to practice. It’s E.

You see, different people will have different priority and you don’t necessarily need to all the ABCDE jobs but definitely you need to catagorize all your jobs and do your A-jobs first. 

If you hate your job but you are obliged to do it, the fastest way to escape is by doing it. If you have better job to do that give the same or even higher compensation than what you receive today then switch to it. Remember, always know yourself to know what you deserve and suppose to do/have. 

There are jobs with good salary, but very frustrating work mates. Some jobs are fun, good work colleagues but low salary. Some jobs are not fun, but the team are so nice, good salary but you got annoying boss.

Nothing is perfect, what you can do is to measure how much you adapt to it.

If you can stand with frustrating work mates as long as the pay if good, why not.

Always remember that you can’t predict the tide that comes along to your ship but you can always adjust your sail and survive the storm eventually. 

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Ambition vs Reality, Which one should I prefer?

After I start my rat race life (get a job, work-earn money-spend money-work again-earn again-get bored-spend more-felt being underpaid-work harder-spend even harder-and…. I bet you can guess the next sequence…), I realize that there is something wrong with life.

Hell.. Life is not just for paying bills! It is more than that! It supposed to be meaningful. Meaningful enough to be remembered, by friends, family, surroundings, even me myself.

Duh. After all, you realize that you just live from bills to bills

I simply can’t believe this!

In a blog post I read a post from a man who just realized that his life is EMPTY.

There’s this. I don’t know the title so I’m just gonna write this way;

Story of Empty Life of A Man
He said that he is a good worker with bright career in his work, he earn a lot of money and able to buy anything he wants. Literally anything. And when he was about to spend, he thought hard about what he really wanted.

After a while, he was surprised that he had nothing that he wanted so bad. Not a fancy car, he is not a supercar fast-driver. Not fancy suits, the company had them for him for free. Not even holidays, he was always on business trips like 10 days every months and surely he visited lots of interesting places when he was in business trips. No, nothing.

Then he went home and met his wife. He was amazed that that’s his first talk with his wife after years! He was all wrapped with work everyday all this while, he went to work at 7 in the morning, got home at 7 p.m. and prepared for the next day. He only talked to his wife about foods that she cooked, about kids at school, pish-posh! He even forgot when did the last time he had sex with his wife! “Darn! Where have I been?” asked this man to himself.

He even barely knew his children and his wife cried a river, I mean really-really hard. She cried that the man she married twenty three years ago is no longer the same. He had been so charming, a loving husband, and hard worker. So hard that he care no more to her. She even cheating on him for 10 years and this man didn’t even care! That’s definitely wrong!

When your wife cheat on you and you just shake it off and carry on life as usual without hard feeling, no heart break.. That means something wrong with you, guys! That man has evolved to a money-maker machine, that’s all, no longer a human.

He sighed after taking a deep breath and went to a room where he placed his photos. He remembered in every detail of his youth. Once, he dated the most popular girl in school and he married her, gave him two children and things went dramatic at that time. He realized that he need to get a decent job so that his family can afford a good life, good education for his kids and money for his wife’s pedicure and manicure.

He still remembered that he had planned about world tour. He always wanted to travel around the world. He had been to New Zealand and Philippine and that’s all. He wanted to change the world into better place by spreading love for nature and invite everyone to do the same. But then, his little family changed him forever. He had dedicated his life to work so that he and his family won’t be hungry. What a great husband and responsible man indeed.

Definitely nothing is wrong about doing your responsibilities. That is good, you’ll be remembered as a good guy, family guy, responsible guy, and went to heaven. But something is wrong when at the end you feel empty and things got weird after you realized that you have wasted your life for something that you don’t really like.

I know people that have no hobbies AT ALL. No kidding, yes, they have no hobbies. They just live the life, being at a rat race, crawling all their way up in career they don’t really like but have no option, and die. But if you do have hobbies, or even ambition…please, do not forget it.

Even if you are busy, you need to strive spare your time for your happiness. Because being happy is a choice!

You mustn’t forget to be happy! 

Being happy is a choice. 

Do your responsibilities!be real. But never forget things that makes your life worth living