Most people who are interested in time management have some basic things they hope will happen in their lives:
- they want to end each day “feeling good”
- they want other people to think that they are reliable
- they want to maintain their reputation
- they life to experience their life as balanced
- they want to eradicate feelings of overwhelm
- they never ever want to get stuck feeling as if they don’t have enough time”
Unfortunately, these results are hard to come by directly. Instead, they have to be created from other successful habits that we use on a daily basis, most of which are completely unconscious.
Capturing is an essential and inescapable habit in every single time management system that’s in use (an amazing fact) and I have been writing about the practice for the past three years here on the 2Time site. In the process, I invented a ranking system for the practice that my participants have been using in MyTimeDesign and NewHabits-NewGoals program.
It wasn’t until quite recently that I realized that I had created a way for users to craft a complete assessment of their current time management system. It struck me that I could take out the assessment and automate it in the form of a kind of quiz.
I searched for several months for software that could do what I wanted (I finally learned that it’s called a “personality quiz.”) I finally found a service called ProProfs, and started working a week ago on a quiz that would give people some insight into their current system. My original vision was to produce a comprehensive quiz that covers ALL the essentials of time management systems, but I quickly realized that that was a major job, and would take weeks of hard work.
I took the easy way out in favor of getting something put together that would help people immediately, so I decided to focus on the skill of Capturing.
As the input data for the quiz, I used MyTimeDesign and NewHabits content, including some of the cheat-sheets I developed in the past few months that I haven’t had the time to incorporate in all my classes.
At the end of the quiz, you can find out exactly whether or not you rank as a White, Yellow, Orange or Green Belt in this particular discipline. All in a mere 13 questions.
Obviously, taking a short quiz is not the same as a live discussion in a classroom, or a live recording of an interactive training session. However, it does provide a snapshot that’s based on observable behavior. The benefit of doing so is that it’s easy to figure out which new habits of practices to focus on in the days and weeks to come.
I hope you enjoy it — please come back here and leave me a comment to let me know what you think.
At the time of writing this post, MyTimeDesign 1.0.Free is still open for registration, and this quiz gives a little bit of insight into the high quality work that people do in the program.
Click here to be taken to my new Capturing Quiz.