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Time Topology

(Successful version of time management)

Time is the coin of life, It is the only coins have, And only you can determine,
How it will be spent, Be careful, lest you let, Others spend it for you
—Carl Sandburg

What is the ‘Time Management’?
Somebody says managing things in an optimum time frame is referred as Time Management. But Jack D.Ferner writes in his book ‘successful Time Management’ that “Time Management means the efficient use of our resources, including time, in such a way that we are effective in achieving important personal goals”

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What is Time Topology?
Time Topology means, define, and determine, what to do, when to do, and how to do.
OR
Science of situation with respect to time is called Time Topology.

Time Topology
what is the time?
Time is the ratio between energy and effective action.

When, Action is constant, then

when, energy is constant, then

here ‘Action’ means effectiveness of action.

Pre-requisite:

  • Physical and psychological knowledge:

It is too important to know yourself with the respect of health, many psychological and physical disease disturb the working with the help of this data you find your biological prime time.

Yesterday is already a dream, And tomorrow is only a vision,
But today-well lived, makes every Yesterday a dream of happiness and
Every tomorrow a vision of hope.
—Anonymous

 

  • Commitment:

There are no gimmicks or shortcuts. Sloppy time management is just like a bad habit. You must be committed to doing something about it —- the same as losing weight, stopping smoking, or beating the drug habit.

Mood and state of progress:

Progress/Mood

 

  • When you are working and making progress…Optimized and energetics.
  • When you are working but not making progress…Energetic.
  • Initial state of not working…Denial.
  • 2nd stage of not working…Guilty
  • Not working for 2-3 months…Fear of being reprimanded.
  • Not working for 4-6 months…Disillusionment.
  • Not working for over 6 months…Skeptic
  •  

Analysis :

You must have data on where you spend your time, what your problems are, and the causes. You should know that time logs and other forms of analysis are essential.

The mind cannot be creative if you, Are always busy, always talking,
Always pursue tangible end.

  • Planning:

You may be saying “I do not have time to plan.” But effective time topology always requires planning, whether you are managing the family budget, a business, or time. An hour of planning will save you many hour of doing the wrong things, fighting’s crisis, avoiding the un-important.

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  • Follow-up and reanalysis:

A plan won’t work very well, no matter how good it is, if you do not monitor results, detect problems, and modify the plan.

Golden points of time topology:

Find out how use time now. Use time logs and other means to get accurate recording.
Know what your priorities are … spend time on your priorities.
Analyze your time log to identify your problems —- activities that are taking up large amounts of time on things that are non-essential to studying activities.
Practice self-assessment identifies your strengths and weaknesses. Occasionally, appraise your abilities, resources, interests, and present situation. Consider how appraisal statements (‘I am’,’ I can’) match up with goal statements (‘I need’,’ I desire’).
Set proper study goals that are important to you. Establish their relative importance by means of priority.
Develop action plans to achieve your important goals. Define tasks, resources needs, and a time frame.
The types of questions that you need to answer in your time planning are:

  • What and why are you doing is your action productive?
  • When are you doing it?
  • How much time are you spending doing it?
  • Who are doing it with you?
  • Where are you? Now
  • Develop action plans to achieve your important goals. Define tasks, resources needs, and time frame.
  • Make a basic schedule. Don’t get complex or rigid.
  • Use  the power of lists (Tick and cross theory) keep a calendar of important events (such as exams, essay due dates, doctor visit, birthdays)

 

  • After scheduling and listing, implement the action plans, use a planning guide, to-do lists, and other aids.
  • Develop your concentration; apply different techniques and solutions for overcoming specific time management problems such as interruptions, crises, procrastination, or inefficient meetings.

A vision without a task is but a dream, A task without a vision is drudgery,
A vision and a task is the hope of the world.

 

  • Learn to say ‘No’.
  • Be flexible, if one approach is not working, change it.
  • Everyone has the same amount of time, please try to do it right the first time.
  • Follow up and reanalyze, keep score for continued improvement.

 

That’s really all there is to it. There are also some new concepts to think about adding to your toolbox of skills. Above points shows that time topology is self-management it involves all your skills
E.g. planning, organizing, implementing, and controlling.

Remember, good time topology for a student is not about creating an intricate schedule that makes you account for every second of your day. It is about one simple choice: either you will control your subject, or it will control you. Right time topology puts you in control.
Octet rule of ‘Time topology’: (3D Theory of time topology)
“What is right and what is practicable are two different things”
—James Buckman.

 

  • Important: All those things which are directly related to your goals.
  • Urgent: Those matters which are at the deadline or short time decision matters.
  • Possible: those matters which are in the range of your strength, with respect to ability and with respect to economy, and with respect to scenario.

Please read the following all octets and distribute your tasks with respect to this octet:

  • (Important, Urgent, Possible): Action/Present octet
  • (Important, Urgent, Impossible): Wish Octet
  • (Un-important, Urgent, Impossible): Quick ‘No’ Octet
  • (Important, Un-urgent, Possible): Future plan Octet
  • (Important, Un-urgent, Impossible): Long term dream Octet
  • (Un-Important, Un-Urgent, Impossible): Un-effective octet
  • (Un-Important, Un-Urgent, Possible): Danger Octet
  • (Un-Important, Urgent, Possible): Ordinary or daily routine problem Octet

“What counts is not the number of hours you put in but how much you put in those hours.”

  • Fill the octet with respect to priorities or important + urgent + possible formula such as goals, tasks, meetings, and etc.
  • Start with action octet —- it is the best use of time.
  • Fight procrastination — do it now if it is important.
  • Subdivide large, tough into smaller, easily accomplished parts.
  • Eliminate danger octet from your life. It is the mountain between you and success.
  • Learn to right use of ‘no’, otherwise ‘NO’ uses you.
  • Accumulate similar tasks, and do those all at one time, here apply sequence theory.
  • Don’t disturb from the ‘ordinary octet’. Minimize routine tasks — spend only the time they deserve.
  • Avoid perfectionism, 70:30 = perfect: ordinary ratio, control rigidness.
  • Study your skills with the respect of health, economy, and environment, so avoid over commitment. Be realistic about what you can do in the time available.
  • Proper work with lot of study on three most important octets –wish octets –future octets –long term dream octets and by hard working turned all their events into first octet i.e. action octet
  • Don’t over schedule. Allow some flexible time for crisis interruptions.

At the last I quote Thomas Edison:
“Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.”

 

Time Topology – Lectures

Lecture by Author – Sagheer Ahmed

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Time Topology

TIME TOPOLOGY

Respected thinker,

In his latest endeavour Mr.Sagheer Ahmed has tried to provide us a detailed description of time. Finding the traditional concept of time ‘management’ rather unsatisfactory, he ventures to improve upon it by introducing Time Topology.

In the first chapter of his book, Mr. Ahmed tries to explain the nature of time. Using Max Plank`s and Bertrand Russell`s ideas and theories, he arrives at

a conclusion that time equals action divided by energy. Which implies that time and action are directly proportional while energy and time are inversely related. This concept of time seems to be completely innovative; and we learn about its practical implementation in the subsequent chapters. After theorizing time his own way, Mr. Ahmed focuses on how some of the great men in history used time.

The second chapter of the book differentiates between aim and need. The aim of a car is to transport, while fuel is its need. Similarly, we ought to clearly distinguish between our aims and needs to make an effective and purposeful use of our time. This distinction between aim and need is absolutely crucial to the understanding of the concept ofTime Topology.

Five dimensions of a human character – religious, educational, social, clinical and economical – are given in the third chapter. The fourth chapter of the book is the most important chaptr. Here the author describes eight categories of works – time consuming activities – along three axex: x (for important works), y (for urgent works) and z (for those works which are possible). William Hoffer`s paper How do you perceive time? has also been made good use of.

The fifth chapter highlights some of the time-wasting habits shile the sixth chapter enlists various time-saving habits. Frequently asked questions have been answered in the seventh chapter for a better understanding of readers.

The last chapter gives us different characteristics and pre-requisites of professionals like teachers, doctors, engineers and the like. Then certain habits are compared and some suggestions are made to replace habits like lying with speaking truth. But how to go about replacing such habits has not been told and therefore, a discrepancy remains in the work. We are also given nine ideal human models and the chapter ends with a prototype of a detailed life planner, which is nothing but brilliant and impressive. If thoroughly understood the king of life planner given in the book is surely bound to create a positive change in the reader`s personality.

In order to set an achievable aim in our lives Mr. Ahmed, in the second chapter of his book, suggests us to go through the biographies of people like jinnah, Nelson Mandela and Muhammad Younus. In this writer`s opinion every human being has three components. The first component is the inherited component. No human being can have any control whatsoever on his own genetic makeup and therefore, any manipulation of this component is beyond the individual`s control (as of now). Whatever a person learns from the circumstances and the environment around him forms his second component. Ordinary people do have a considerable control over the development of this component but usually are not aware of this capability of theirs. Thus, they find themselves exposed to any and every type of situation with no or little knowledge of the repercussions. Therefore, it would be safe to assume that the second components of a vast majority of people are developed without their consent and wishes. Whatever one learns, knowingly or unknowingly, from the society and the people around, form one`s second component.

Now there is another component which is neither inherited nor acquired. This is the third component. The traits of one`s personality which distinguish him from the rest of the manking form this component. The uniqueness of our finger prints could be a crude manifestation of this abstract and philosophical concept. We know that no two persons can have identical finger prints; similarly no two persons can have their third components exactly alike. The third components is neither inherited nor acquired; it can only be nurtured, and to nurture one`s third component is often very difficult. At times nurturing one`s third component inevitable involves a violent clash with one`s first and/or second component. Those who are able to successfully nurture their third component are men-of-destiny. The third component of people like Prophet Muhammad (SAW), Buddha, Aristotle, Francis Bacon, Newton, Emerson, Einstein and the like were not compatible with their first and/or second components. However, these men-of-destiny (and many others like them) were so determined and consistent in nurturing their third components that they were able to face all kinds of difficulties. It was the third component and not the first and/or the second which made Prophet Muhammad Prophet Muhammad, Duddha Buddha, Aristotle Aristotle, Francis Bacon Francis Bacon, Newton, Emerson Emerson, and Einstein Einstein. The attributes and traits by virtue of which the abovementioned personalities are rememebered today were neither inherited to them nor taught to them by their societies. These traits were totally original and owed their origin to the hard work put in by them in nurturing their third components.

The purpose of this discussion is to supplement Mr. Ahmed`s concept of aim and need. According to this writer unless we are aware of the existence of our third component, we would not be able to set an achievable aim for ourselves.
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In the first chapter of his book, Mr. Ahmed tries to explain the nature of time. Using Max Plank`s and Bertrand Russell`s ideas and theories, he arrives at a conclusion that time equals action divided by energy. Which implies that time and action are directly proportional while energy and time are inversely related. This concept of time seems to be completely innovative; and we learn about its practical implementation in the subsequent chapters. After theorizing time his own way, Mr. Ahmed focuses on how some of the great men in history used time.

The second chapter of the book differentiates between aim and need. The aim of a car is to transport, while fuel is its need. Similarly, we ought to clearly distinguish between our aims and needs to make an effective and purposeful use of our time. This distinction between aim and need is absolutely crucial to the understanding of the concept of Time Topology.

Five dimensions of a human character – religious, educational, social, clinical and economical – are given in the third chapter. The fourth chapter of the book is the most important chapter. Here the author describes eight categories of works – time consuming activities – along three axis: x (for important works), y (for urgent works) and z (for those works which are possible). William Hoffer`s paper How do you perceive time? has also been made good use of.

The fifth chapter highlights some of the time-wasting habits while the sixth chapter enlists various time-saving habits. Frequently asked questions have been answered in the seventh chapter for a better understanding of readers.

The last chapter gives us different characteristics and pre-requisites of professionals like teachers, doctors, engineers and the like. Then certain habits are compared and some suggestions are made to replace habits like lying with speaking truth. But how to go about replacing such habits has not been told and therefore, a discrepancy remains in the work. We are also given nine ideal human models and the chapter ends with a prototype of a detailed life planner, which is nothing but brilliant and impressive. If thoroughly understood the king of life planner given in the book is surely bound to create a positive change in the reader`s personality.

In order to set an achievable aim in our lives Mr. Ahmed, in the second chapter of his book, suggests us to go through the biographies of people like Jinnah, Nelson Mandela and Muhammad Younus.

In this writer`s opinion every human being has three components. The first component is the inherited component. No human being can have any control whatsoever on his own genetic makeup and therefore, any manipulation of this component is beyond the individual`s control (as of now).

Whatever a person learns from the circumstances and the environment around him forms his second component. Ordinary people do have a considerable control over the development of this component but usually are not aware of this capability of theirs. Thus, they find themselves exposed to any and every type of situation with no or little knowledge of the repercussions. Therefore, it would be safe to assume that the second components of a vast majority of people are developed without their consent and wishes. Whatever one learns, knowingly or unknowingly, from the society and the people around, form one`s second component.

Now there is another component which is neither inherited nor acquired. This is the third component. The traits of one`s personality which distinguish him from the rest of the mankind form this component. The uniqueness of our finger prints could be a crude manifestation of this abstract and philosophical concept. We know that no two persons can have identical finger prints; similarly no two persons can have their third components exactly alike. The third components is neither inherited nor acquired; it can only be nurtured, and to nurture one`s third component is often very difficult. At times nurturing one`s third component inevitable involves a violent clash with one`s first and/or second component. Those who are able to successfully nurture their third component are men-of-destiny. The third component of people like Prophet Muhammad (SAW), Buddha, Aristotle, Francis Bacon, Newton, Emerson, Einstein and the like were not compatible with their first and/or second components. However, these men-of-destiny (and many others like them) were so determined and consistent in nurturing their third components that they were able to face all kinds of difficulties. It was the third component and not the first and/or the second which made Prophet Muhammad Prophet Muhammad, Duddha Buddha, Aristotle Aristotle, Francis Bacon Francis Bacon, Newton, Emerson Emerson, and Einstein Einstein. The attributes and traits by virtue of which the abovementioned personalities are remembered today were neither inherited to them nor taught to them by their societies. These traits were totally original and owed their origin to the hard work put in by them in nurturing their third components.

The purpose of this discussion is to supplement Mr. Ahmed`s concept of aim and need. According to this writer unless we are aware of the existence of our third component, we would not be able to set an achievable aim for ourselves.

Time Topology By Sagheer Ahmed