Management is broadly defined as ‘efficient utilisation of all available resources to achieve the desired objective in predefined time frame.’ Now to manage the life we have to define its objectives, available resources and the time period available - to achieve those objectives.
Now let us first understand that time period available (remaining-age) to one is not specified. One can live for a long period or one can die at any moment. So we can’t define time period available. This increases our difficulty to manage life.
Next, we have to define objectives of our life. Now each individual may set different objectives for his life. This also makes it impossible to make a fixed formula, which can be universally applied to all persons, for managing life.
Resources available also vary from person to person. Resources available may be time, energy, will power, intelligence level, money, manpower, material help, responsibilities etc.
Thus it becomes more difficult to define a universal formula for life management. In short, laying down a plan for life management, which can be applied to all, is not an easy task.
However, we should not leave hope and try to do it.
Firstly, let us set an objective that is universally applicable to all living beings, irrespective of time period (remaining-age) and resources available to an individual.
We know - one of the main requirements of good management is efficient utilisation of available resources. Efficient means optimum utilisation of resources to achieve optimum results.
Now it is a well-known fact that our efficiency is optimum when we are happy (i.e. we are in the best mood and our mind is at rest). When we are sad our efficiency is the least.
Therefore, our aim in life should be ‘to remain happy all the time’ so that our efficiency is optimum; and thereby whatever we do we do it to the perfection. Now this objective can be universal, as it is independent of available time or resources.
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