Making the Most of the Ultimate Limiting Factor

When I was studying for my accountancy exams, one of the topics we covered was limiting factors. More recently I have been noticing that we all have the same ultimate limiting factor: 24 hours in a day, 168 hours in a week and 744 hours in a 31 day month. So how can you make the most of the ultimate limiting factor?

  1. Determine what things are most critical to your success or results that you want to achieve.
  2. Prioritise every day so that your time and energies go first on those things that contribute most to your results.
  3. Work in short, focussed blocks rather than long, marathon sessions.
  4. Minimise the distractions that get in the way of you getting things done.
  5. Build some slack into the schedule to deal with those surprises or emergencies that occur from time to time.
  6. Track where your time is going and make adjustments if it is not being invested appropriately.

I wonder what tips you would add to make the most of your ultimate limiting factor?

Duncan Brodie of Goals and Achievements helps accountants and health professionals to achieve success and realize their professional potential through being highly effective leaders and managers. For more information and to sign up for his free audio e-course click here

About the Author Duncan Brodie

Since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 8,000 accountants and professionals in workshops, seminars and one to one helping them land their next jobs and become better leaders, presenters and business partners. Before that I spent 25 years in accountancy climbing the career ladder from Payments Clerk to FD. I’m a CIMA Fellow, Certified Professional Coach and Team Coach Facilitator.

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