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Fifteen Most Common Assumptions About Time

  1. There is never enough time to accomplish what is really important.
  2. Other people make too many demands on my time.
  3. Given my busy schedule, it's impossible for me to work on the basis of priorities.
  4. If you want something done right, do it yourself.
  5. If only I could work more hours every day.
  6. I'm frequently overworked in my job.
  7. I'm too busy to plan my activities.
  8. I need at least eight hours sleep a night to function properly.
  9. I can't possibly devote a block of time to important projects every day.
  10. I should stick to my plan for the day no matter what happens.
  11. If only I could work faster, I could accomplish what I need to do.
  12. Wasting time does not cost very much.
  13. Some of my assignments are so overwhelming I don't know where to start.
  14. I procrastinate because I work better under pressure.
  15. It's better to do small task first and save those that demand large amounts of time for later in the day.