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Randy Pausch Lecture: Time Management

Randy Pausch Lecture: Time Management Randy Pausch learned that he had  pancreatic cancer  in September 2006, and in August 2007 he was given a terminal diagnosis:  "3 to 6 months of good health left". He   died of complications from pancreatic cancer on July 25, 2008.This talk is truly inspirational and it is fun. Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch gave a lecture on Time Management at the University of Virginia in November 2007. Randy Pausch --  -- was a virtual reality pioneer, human-computer interaction researcher, co-founder of Carnegie Mellon's Entertainment Technology Center --  -- and creator of the Alice --  -- software project. The slides for this lecture and high-res downloadable versions of this and other lectures can be found at: . Related articles Dealing with anger - advice from the Dalai Lama Twenty-five Signs You Have Gr

Monday Quotes On Seizing The Day

(Photo credit: Advertise2win® ) Monday Quotes On Seizing The Day Don't be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of. ~ Charles Richards I'm less interested in why we're here. I'm wholly devoted to while we're here. ~ Erika Harris, You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it. ~ Charles Buxton He has spent all his life in letting down empty buckets into empty wells; and he is frittering away his age in trying to draw them up again. ~ Sydney Smith I have spent my days stringing and unstringing my instrument, while the song I came to sing remains unsung. ~ Tagore Alas for those that never sing, But die with all their music in them. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, "The Voiceless" I held a moment in my hand, brilliant as a star, fragile as a flower, a tiny sliver of one hour. I dripped it carelessly, Ah! I didn't know, I hel

Time Management – Dealing with those Impossible Deadlines

Time Management - Dealing With Those Impossible Deadlines You can download a free podcast from Wendy Mason on Dealing with Impossible Deadlines at this link Do you seem to spend a lot of your time dealing with impossible deadlines? Our lives seem to be full of them! Particularly if you are ambitious and prepared to take on the interesting challenges. What about when you find yourself rushing to get the children off on that school trip? They need all that kit and it is the day you have an urgent meeting at work. And guess what! That meeting is due to start half an hour before you usually arrive at the office! Then there is the new project. The boss has given it you because you said you needed a challenge. And it is. It is close to “undoable” and very high profile. So, how many other times you found yourself with an assignment that is simply impossible to finish in the time allotted? Or, perhaps, you just have too many “urgent” tasks! So what do you

Are You A Lark or An Owl? Understand Your Body Clock!

Eastern Screetch-Owl Are You A Lark or An Owl? Understand Your Body Clock! Your body clock enables you to synchronise the working of your body with day and night. The actual 'clock' is a cluster of about 10,000 nerve cells deep in your brain in the hypothalamus. T he hypothalamus controls  body temperature ,  hunger ,  thirst ,  fatigue,  sleep , and  circadian cycles - your body clock. Light coming in through the eyes helps the body clock to keep in time with day or night and it resets slightly every day. One of the most important ways in which the body clock works is by triggering the production of hormones such as the stress hormones, adrenalin and cortisol, produced by the adrenal glands, and melatonin, a hormone secreted during darkness by the pineal gland in the brain, which helps regulate sleep cycles. Knowing how your internal body clock works can help you make the most of your waking hours.  It is quite natural for some people to want to wake up e

Monday Quotes – Time Management

Monday Quotes – Time Management Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed, nothing else will be managed. Peter F. Drucker You must master your time rather than becoming a slave to the constant flow of events and demands on your time. And you must organize your life to achieve balance, harmony, and inner peace. Brian Tracy I learned that we can do anything, but we can’t do everything.. at least not at the same time. So think of your priorities not in terms of what activities you do, but when you do them. Timing is everything Dan Millman Perhaps the very best question that you can memorize and repeat, over and over, is, “what is the most valuable use of my time right now?"  Brian Tracy Choose the time of day or night when your energies are highest and conduct business at that time. The Mafia Manager One cannot manage too many affairs: like pumpkins in the water, one pops up while you try to hold down the other. Chinese Proverb Time is a versatile perfor

Time Management – Becoming Better Organized

I did complete all of those tasks? (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) Time Management – Becoming Better Organized My three earlier posts about Time Management; The Clock Is Ticking! How Good Are You At Time Management) , ( Time Management: Know Where Time Goes - Keep A Log Pinpointing Those Emotional Blocks to Change , said that the first three steps in managing time are  To be clear about your purpose and your direction in life, To know how you spend your time To include an emotional element in your time management program. Now you need to be become better organized. The easiest way to do this is by using a written “To Do” list. You can do this on line or in a simple note book. Each task needs to be prioritized and given a deadline. For example, Priority 1 Top Priority – By the end of the week, Priority 2 Medium Priority - By the end of the month Priority 3 Low Priority – No Deadline. You will notice that High Priority tasks usually reflect the 80/20 rul