One Of The Most Important Components Of Self-Worth And Self-Confidence Is Knowing That Your Time Is Valuable.
I honestly believe that many women do not realize the value of their time, possibly because they have never been taught that it is perfectly okay to refuse to do something because someone is wasting it or to speak up when they feel taken advantage of. Remember to value your time! Each minute counts when you are trying to accomplish a goal!
One of the keys to success is time management, as anyone in business will tell you. There are only so many hours in a day, and you cannot work all 24 of them, so you have to make some decisions about how your time will be managed. In order to do that, you must learn to say no to the things that waste your time or are not productive.
Charles Darwin said, “A man who dares waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” I would add to that statement by saying that those who waste your time have not realized the value of it! It is up to you to stand up for yourself in this regard, because there are many people who will use your time with impunity if you allow them to do so.
Here are a few tips for managing your time and ultimately being more successful as an Ambitious Woman:
• Set limits. You may not be able to avoid all the time-wasters out there, but setting a limit is a good way to lessen their impact on your day. Give callers exactly one minute before you tell them that you will have to delay the conversation till another time, and make an appointment with them to continue. The rule of thumb is this: if they cannot say it in a minute, they cannot say it in 10, or 15, or . . . fill in your own amount of wasted time here. Do not allow people to encroach on your scheduled plans.
• Stand up to others. It may be hard to say no, but it gets easier with practice! An Ambitious Woman is not rude, but neither does she simply accept blindly the statements of others. Stand up for yourself and you will gain respect.
• Save time for you. Some of your time must be saved for yourself or you will never accomplish anything worthwhile. You must literally block time off on your calendar just for you!
Remember to value yourself enough to value your time. Your sense of self-worth and confidence are directly tied to how much value you place on your own time!