Everyone has twenty-four hours in a day. How you use those hours will reveal your priorities. Establishing priorities is an important factor in managing your time to complete those tasks that are the most important to you.
I struggle with setting and sticking to my priorities. It is easy to get pulled off track by a task that has a looming deadline, even if in the scheme of things, it is not that critical to my overall priorities.
It is crucial to manage my time wisely in my career field, so that my supervisor and co-workers know they can rely on me to complete work on time. Successful time management also requires good communication skills-letting people know if priorities have changed that will impact deadlines. Sometimes priorities can conflict and the best approach is to sort it out with your boss, so that everyone agrees on what work needs to be tackled first. Clear communication can save a lot of time.