IN THIS SUMMARY
Time is a precious commodity. Each person has the same amount of time given to them to use productively or to waste. In Successful Time Management for Dummies, Dirk Zeller describes a broad variety of time management techniques and systems that can be used by people in different professional roles, as well as at home. Before delving into detailed techniques for better time management, it is useful to take a bigger picture look at time and its value. Zeller suggests taking a step back and considering one’s life goals. Clear goals create a sense of urgency which motivates people to accomplish more in less time. Zeller recommends identifying at least 50 goals to accomplish in the next ten years, then to isolate the three most important goals to achieve in the one year, three year, five year, and ten year timeframes.