If your bank credited your personal account with $480.00 every morning and then cancelled whatever part of the amount that you failed to use by 5:00 or 6:00 P.M., what would you do? Draw out every dollar and cent, of course!
Well, Time is like that bank: Every morning, we are each credited with 480 minutes in an eight hour work day, and 1,440 minutes in a 24-hour period. Every night, our “time bank” writes off as lost whatever we have failed to invest in a good purpose. It carries no balance forward and allows no overdrafts. Each new day, it opens a new account with us, and each night it burns the record for the day.
If we fail to use the day’s deposit, the loss is all ours. There is no going back, no drawing against tomorrow. We must live in the present—on today’s deposit. Invest in it to get the utmost in health, happiness, education, and service, and anything else that is valuable to you.
The Time-Management Effectiveness Profile has been designed to help individuals make the most of their time-bank investment. As such, it is intended to provide a useful way for the individual to rate themselves in a number of competency areas widely considered to be relevant to managing time well. This questionnaire is divided into seven segments that constitute an overall time-management “profile.” These are:
• Organizational Ability
• Stress Management
• Managing Interruptions