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Time management training is about the application of straight thinking and good ideas.
Time management is equally about the avoidance of crooked thinking and bad ideas.

There are two common bad ideas that cause people to make the same errors, every day, for years.

The early correction of these two errors will make you more effective.

The two false ideas are:

  1. The belief in the "magic bullet" solution to a problem
  2. The desire for instant results

1. The belief in the "magic bullet" solution to a problem

The term "magic bullet" was coined by a German biochemist Paul Erhlich. Paul discovered a drug that would kill a certain disease but without touching any other cell.
He had found a miracle cure for one disease.
He called it his "Magic bullet".

He thought that there must be a magic bullet solution, for each and every disease: But he never found another one. Nor has anyone else.
The idea of "the magic bullet" caught on in the public mind and we are all looking for the magic bullet solution to our problems.

So we get caught out by offers of magic bullet.

Examples:

  1. Drink this Herbal tea and you will effortlessly lose weight
  2. Buy this lottery ticket and you will solve all your problems
  3. Wear this magnet on your wrists and you will attract good fortune
  4. Take this pill and it will make you more intelligent

The search for a magic bullet is a distraction and a waste of time:

Instead: Abandon the search for magic bullet solutions and replace it with the opposite belief.
There are NO magic bullet solutions:

Instead: There are multiple causes to the problem, and therefore there will be multiple solutions

Examples:

Good health is not to be found by taking a cure-all remedy. Good health is to be found in a multitude of daily habits and disciplines.
Good sales is not to be found by learning a "power close technique"; good sales is to be found in a multitude of daily habits and disciples.

Think in terms of systems

Avoid thinking in terms of:

  • THE single cause
  • THE single magic bullet solution

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Instead: Think in terms of systems of causes, and systems of solutions.

2. The desire for instant results

The desire for instant results flows from the fact that we have so many examples of instant results, we think it is the natural way of things.

Examples:

  1. Rub this cream on and the pain goes instantly
  2. With this product you will see instant results
  3. Apply this foundation and you instantly look more beautiful
  4. Sign here and the money will be in your account within 24 hours
  5. Instant noodles

Instant results is the big promise

But in reality worthwhile results are not instantly gained.

Things take time to mature.

  1. You don't grow an oak tree in a year.
  2. You can't raise a child in six months.
  3. (Rarely) does business success come overnight.

So give up the search for instant results, and settle down for the longer stretch of consistent, steady and intelligent work.

Work that will keep you occupied for weeks, months and years.

Summary:

Time management is about the application of straight thinking and good ideas.
Time management is equally about the avoidance of crooked thinking and bad ideas.

There is no magic bullet single solution because problems have multiple causes.
Look for the networks of causes.
Look for networks of solutions.

Instant results are not the way business works: the business
Results you want to achieve will evolve over time,

They will be the result of months of continuous effort.

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