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Is Perfection a waste of Time?

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If you aim for perfection in everything you do, you will get nothing done. It's a recipe for a wasted life. If you aim for perfection in one thing you are far more likely to achieve excellence in this area. What's more, you'll do more in other areas too. Working out what is important, what really matters, is the key. This is part of a series titled "Do more than you can". Make sure that you've read the article on doing more by doing less.

Save Time keeping up with the News

Are you wasting your leisure time keeping up with the daily news? Much of the news is:
  • Irrelevant or not of interest to you.
  • Speculation or opinions rather than fact.
  • Repetitive or rehashed stories.
  • Poorly or inaccurately reported.
  • Useless gossip about celebrities.
This article looks at changing news consumption patterns and how we can save time obtaining the news. save time consuming news

Study Online to Save Time

Online courses (or e-learning) can provide great time savings if used appropriately. When used well such learning methods can enabled you to fit education into a busy week with minimal interference to family life. Study online to Save TimeHow does an on-line course work? Well, it depends on the course. Often universities provide a web portal to run their on-line courses. Typically a secure login is enabled for each student allowing access to - course material; an interactive discussion forum; a facility to upload and submit assignments; and access to the university research facilities and library. Previously I have done post-graduate study (part-time) via two methods – (i) on campus study, and (ii) on-line study. How do they compare?

Invest time teaching kids to share the load (and save time)

Why do parents try to ‘do it all’? I have never understood parents who do all the work around the house while the kids do close to nothing. Two problems with this – (i) the kids are being taught to be lazy, self-centered, and increases their dependency; and (ii) the already time-starved parents end up doing all the work. When you invest time teaching kids to share the load at home, you will save a lot of time.

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Time Management by a dying lecturer (Randy Pausch)

This is a great Time Management presentation from someone who understands how short time is.

Randy Pausch, professor at Carnegie Mellon University, gave this presentation after he was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer. The talk is funny, entertaining but hits home on the importance of finding time to do what matters.
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Reduce down time from sickness

How much time do you lose from sickness? According to OCED figures (2005), workers in Greece lose just one day a year (on average) from sickness, while USA workers lose 9 days a year, and workers in Sweden take a huge 25 days a year for sickness. (What is going on in Sweden?). This article looks at ways to reduce down-time from sickness. Reduce down time from sickness

Find Time by Living longer (It is not rocket science)

It is not rocket science – if you live longer you have more time. Today we live in an era where average life expectancy in many countries exceeds 80 years. Just one hundred years ago the life expectancy in developed countries was around 50 years. Of course we don’t all reach grand ages. This article looks at recommended ways of increasing our chances of a long and healthy life. Time gone