Whether you are a planner or a pantsers who flies by the seat of their pants, we all have deadlines to meet. For the planners, there is a rush that one gets when they begin the task and meet their goal deadlines, ahead of schedule. For those who are better at leaving things to the bitter end and feeling the rush to slide in right before the deadline, the intensity is high.
Though the two different approaches may seem to contradict one another, they have commonality in time management. The difference is in how they block out their time. Planners block out there time in chunks over an extended period of time. Pantsers block out their crunch time and mentally prepare for those grueling hours or days.
Another commonality is in the confidence each one has and gains by their approach. The planners begin every new project with confidence in having a well thought out and detailed timeline which will include potential setbacks that could occur. Pantsers begin their project with confidence knowing that they are the ones everyone depends on to keep a cool head, when things fall apart and time is short.
While we may pride ourselves at being one or the other, we actually have both we utilize in our day and life. Everyone procrastinates and has to utilize the pantser approach from time to time. Likewise, we all have to have long-term thinking to plan for our future.
Today, let's reflect on what is more prominent in our life. Let's take the time to think on how we have won and failed, when implement both types of time management. Self-discipline and time-management is essential to completing our goals and achieving what we are working towards. Today is a good day, to strategize on how we can improve.