AEE 337:Why Parkinson’s Law Will Make or Break Your Life Goals

use time wisely

Having too much time on your hands can be a luxury but can it take you further away from your goals?

John F. Kennedy say, “We must use time as a tool not as a couch.”

If we have extra time we have to use it to do something and not waste it.

Parkinson’s Law says: The work that we have to do will expand to fit the allotted time.

This is extremely important to keep in mind if you are preparing for an exam like the IELTS Exam.

If we don’t approach our work with a sense of urgency then we will never get our work done.

Here’s an expression for today:

To pull an all-nighter: This means to stay up all night to get work done. A lot of people do this in college.

 What can you do?

  • 1- set deadlines
  • 2- get an accountability partner- get a support system. Set goals with this person and tell them each day whether or not you have achieved your goal.


What do you think?

Do you struggle with maximizing your time?

What is your strategy to get over this problem? Let us know in the comments below.

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  • ” Use your TIME as a tool , not as a couch ” is a wise thought . It really speaks to me how
    I wasted an enormous amount of my free TIME early on in my life struggling with many things that , ultimately , didn’t matter . Because once that precious resource is spent , I can never get it back forever !

  • Hi there,
    First of all, I completely agree with you! I really loved this episode because this subject is so interesting for me.
    I’m not that person who set deadlines and prioritize things, I’ve been learning this and applying in my life, therefore, I’m getting positive results.
    It’s contradictory the idea about have a lot of time but don’t achieve your goals. I’ve the same thought, whether you don’t have the expertise to manage time you won’t do anything useful, you waste your time doing useless or less important activities due to lack of focus!
    I reckon that setting deadlines and prioritizing activities are good ways to hit your intentions.

    See you.

  • xyzt

    I think that the contradiction between the results we desire and the steps we should take to reach those results is a motive for human technological progress on earth. We make the work fun and fun everyday.

  • @wesleycruaiaclemente:disqus thank you for your comment! yes setting deadlines is a key to success!