It appears that few people have the discipline that’s necessary to implement any time management system, and that they desperately wish they had it.
Based on the short survey that many visitors to my blog completed last week, here are some of the results that respondents reported:
A whopping 68% blamed their failure to implement some piece of their time management system on themselves.
Only 17% attributed it to a lack of support, and only 13% said it was due to the quality of the ideas they were trying to implement.
That’s a LOT of guilt IMHO.
Furthermore, when asked for more details on the cause, 50% said it was due to a lack of discipline, while 18% said that they simply “lost their commitment.”
When asked about their success rate in implementing new techniques, only 10% reported that they had never failed while 12% said that they had rarely failed.
To sum it all up, the message seems to be that “there’s a lot of failure, the blame is almost all mine and it’s because I’m not disciplined enough to follow through on my commitments.”
I’m also bearing in mind that the kind of people who would come to my blog to answer a time management survey are likely to be the most disciplined and motivated in society, as shown by the response to this question: ” Are you the kind of person who is always looking to take at least one aspect of your life to the next level?”
Some 59% Strongly Agreed, while those who Disagreed or Strongly Disagreed with the statement totaled exactly 0%!