By ZOHA REHMAN, Guest Columnist

Something really cool that’s often overlooked are characteristics that all people have in common. We all have people whom we admire. We all want to be successful. We all have aspirations and inspirations. We all know someone who’s better than us at something.

We all have weaknesses. Sometimes, we wonder why someone else is better than us at something. Something I recently noticed from talking to people whose success I admire told me something profound and all these successful people have in common: Time management. Schedules. Productivity.  

Yeah, we all know we shouldn’t procrastinate, and at least with me, I tell myself I am going to stop procrastinating for the next thing. These people told me they know exactly what they are going to do that day from the minute they wake to time they sleep. One profound statement someone mentioned was, if you don’t have a plan for how you’re going to carry out the day, then you’re not going to accomplish anything. I never realized how true that was. Even having a simple, realistic to-do list helps us better utilize our time.

At the end of the day, when we go through our realistic to-do list and check off what we’ve done, we feel confident. When we feel confident we are more likely to feel good and be proud of ourselves. We have to keep in mind things happen that we don’t expect so that’s why it’s important to make realistic mental check lists. Who knew that time management was the golden ticket?