Statistics reveal that 20% of the average workday is spent on “crucial” and “important” things while 80% is spent on things that have “little” or “no” value. Many claim their days are never wasted. If one truly feels that way, he/she is in the minority.
The fourth century BC thinker and politician Chanakya Pandita said that even a slight fraction of time cannot be purchased with millions of dollars, and therefore even a moment of time lost without profit must be calculated as the greatest loss in life.
Effective solutions to the perennial problem of ineffective time management cannot be based on the quick-fix strategies presented in a self-development book but through the understanding that time cannot be managed, time is uncontrollable; we can only mange ourselves and our use of time.