Strengthen Skills in Time Management We want to strengthen our skills in time management, since it is essential for a successful life. College students are very aware of time management, yet many of the students struggle to maintain a productive level of time. Since, most students attend classes, work a job, search for time with families and friends, and strive to find time for their own needs, time management is an ongoing effort. If most of these students went to class with a positive attitude half of their time would be spent wisely. If you have very little experience with managing your time, it might be wise to do a little research, or else talk with a professional that is experienced with time management. If you are employed, you might want to find someone outside of your business that can support you and help you learn time management skills. The reason you would go outside the business is that studies have shown that many businesses both small and large often struggle with time management. Plans are the steps to setting up a time management scheme, but we must realize that plans can, will, and has failed. Regardless, who is putting a plan in action there are always changes. Someone outside of your business can be more open-minded, looking at the problem objectively and help you to get on track again. If you are planning in your business, this is positive; however, you must realize that disasters are a reality. Setting your priorities straight is also important to a leading time management scheme. When you set priorities and work hard to achieve your goals, you are then strengthening your skills. College students are often struggling, simply because many of them procrastinate, or have difficulties in a course and refuse to ask for help. Alternatively, they are too busy worrying about other things outside of college, including entertainment, which distracts the mind. Therefore, we can strengthen our skills by looking at the situation and realizing that distractions are a mishap waiting to happen, and refusal to ask for help, is a road to disaster. Procrastination is not an option if you are striving for success. Procrastination waste time and energy, and only adds up the tasks you already had on your plate. If you are planning a date, don’t sit at your desk worrying about what you are going to wear, rather get on your feet and get your work done first. When you go on that date you will find yourself more relaxed and your date will thank you since they probably worried all day what they were going to wear. We all have shortcomings that prevent us from achieving our goals. The key to strengthen your time management skills is to move those obstacles within out of your way, so you can run over the obstacles outward head on without complications. Do not procrastinate, do not worry, do not avoid your responsibilities and you strength and success will enhance tremendously.