Essay about Time Management and Discipline

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THE IMPORTANCE OF TIME MANAGEMENT AND DISCIPLINE
I am writing this essay due to the fact that I failed to show up on time to accountability formation at 0630 on 31July2012. I was informed the day prior of where my place of duty was and when I was suppose the be there. I knew that I had to be at troop no later than 0615 in summer IPFU for PT. I am aware that I agreed to the initial counseling that I was expected to be fifteen minutes prior to any formation. I failed the standards that were given to me by my first line. I am fully aware that time management is basic soldiering task. Failure of this basic soldiering task shows incompetence in discipline. This also shows to others in our troop that my leadership is not keeping
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Before we can manage our time we must know exactly what time is. The dictionary describes it as, the duration of one's life; the hours and days which a person has at his disposal. How we dispose of that time is time management. It's the way we spend our time to organize and execute around our priorities. Remember just because time is intangible doesn't mean that it is not valuable. I want to teach you about the background of time management, the different styles and how to use them, and how it will change your life.
“Time is a convenient concept invented to mark our days more precisely than morning, noon, and night. In ancient times it was measured with shadow sticks and sundials. Now we use clocks. Regardless of devise, time can’t be managed. It passes. That’s it.” (Pamela Dodd). How convenience for many of us would be, if instead of one day having 24 hours it would at least be 32 hours? Sometimes I think to myself 24 hours in one day are not enough to accomplish all my needs. Being in the United States Army for almost two years have taught me how to be discipline mentally and physically tough but at the same time I still can’t manage my time. Having two jobs as a civilian, full time student in college and being in a relationship with a single mother. So, when I decided to take this huge step I thought that by going thru a vigorous training, I was going to be able to have enough discipline to introduce time management into my life. It is very
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