The essence or core of time management can be boiled down to one simple statement: organize and execute around priorities.
Notice the two operative words: organize and execute.
Organize means you have to map out in advance what it is you intend to accomplish. It involves thought and planning. Even putting things in writing.
Execute means you must have the integrity and the courage to do the very things in your plan, in spite of all the interruptions, the unforeseen elements of life that derail you, and to make it a point to shun any and all excuses. Results are what count.
But notice, first, that all of your planning and execution are based on your priorities. What is important to you? What will give you the biggest bang for your buck at this time? That is what you must never lose sight of.
Remember this simple phrase, organize and execute around priorities, and you won’t go wrong in the management of your time – your most precious resource.