Michael Keogh   Nov 7, 2022   -   min read

Your time management isn’t the issue.. your lack of passion is

Of course, time management is a skill that everyone can benefit from, regardless of their age, occupation, or lifestyle. And while it seems there's never enough time to get everything done, the truth is that we have far more time than we realise. It's simply a matter of priorities.

When you're passionate about something, you MAKE time for it! And by pursuing your passion you’ll be happier, feel more fulfilled AND get more done! So don't let lack of time or poor time management be an excuse - it's time to get passionate.

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1. Passion is the key to success

Time management is undeniably important. After all, time is the most precious commodity anyone has, and it's important to use it wisely.

However, time management is only a means to an end. It's far more important having a clear goal and working towards it with passion. The best way to achieve success is to find something you're passionate about and pour all of your time and energy into it.

Time management optimises your efforts and make sure you're making the most of your time. But at the end of the day, it's your passion and determination that will ultimately lead to success.

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2. Stop wasting time on unimportant tasks

Many people believe that time management is only about scheduling and completing tasks efficiently. While this is certainly a important part of time management, it is not the only aspect.

Focus on what's important is another key aspect of time management. Without passion or purpose, it is all too easy to waste time on tasks that are not truly important. This is why time management must be approached with both efficiency and focus in mind. 

So take the time to consider what is truly important, and ensure your time is spent in a way that is both productive and meaningful.

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3. Add meaning to your actions

It's so easy to get bogged down in the mundane tasks of daily life and forget what we really care about. But when it comes to living a fulfilling life, passion is everything.

It gives us purpose and meaning in life, and drives us to do our best work. Time management is how we structure our day, but passion tells us what to fill our days with.

Passion also helps keep motivation and action high when things get hard. So if you're looking for a way to make the most of your time, follow your passion. It will lead you to a life that is both purposeful and fulfilling.

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4. Increase your output in less time

We've all experienced time seems to fly by when we're doing something we love to do. The opposite is also true, where time drags when we're doing something we wish we weren't.

By definition, passion is an intense emotion or feeling. When we're passionate about something, we become fully immersed in it and lose track of time. This single-minded focus allows us to accomplish more in a shorter period of time because we're not distracted by other thoughts or tasks. In fact, studies have shown that people who are passionate about their work are more productive and successful than those who aren't.

Time is precious, so use it well

Time is a precious and limited resource, so make sure you're using it in a way that adds meaning to your life. Think about what are your priorities in life before time management.

Follow your passions and do what brings you joy. Don't let other things get in the way. Yes, it takes effort and dedication, but it's worth it. Because when you're pursuing your passion, you're happy and fulfilled - and that's what life is all about.

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About the Author

Michael Keogh is an Exercise Physiologist and Health Coach with 8 years experience in clinical and corporate settings. He is also the co-author of upcoming book “Thrive: How to 10X your Health, Wealth and Happiness”.

He uses exercise as medicine to treat chronic disease and ensure healthy ageing, whilst guiding his clients towards sustainable health behaviours that result in improved performance and greater satisfaction in work and life.

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