Misconceptions about time

We all have many misconceptions about time. They affect everyone, including those who are considered successful and influential. Following are some of the misconceptions identified by Dr. McKenzie:

Time management is easy it just requires common sense. While the concept is simple, the self-discipline required to practice effective time management is not.

Works best under pressure. Psychological studies show that this is no excuse for procrastination. A person does not work well under pressure but only works best under the circumstances. Pressure and challenge should not be confused. Lara's performance had more to do with application and determination than pressure when the West Indies were in trouble.

I use a diary, with a to-do list and a secretary to keep me organized. No one can do for others what one must do for oneself. The trouble with the disorganized person is that he has little time to listen to his secretary or look at his diary.

I don't have time. An effective employee or manager is often more productive in the early hours of the morning than those who work during the day. He will then no longer have to work under tight deadlines and stress which leads to heart problems and not unusually short of time on this earth.

Time management can be good for some types of work but my work is creative. Time management is not a routine but a self-imposed discipline. Lack of discipline prevents one from becoming great rather than good.

Time management always takes away the fun and freedom of spontaneity. Is working under stress, forgetting appointments, constantly making excuses and apologizing fun? Wouldn't it be more fun if an hour or two each day was better organized to spend with family, play a game, read a good book, prepare for tomorrow and the week after, or just relax?