Was one of your New Year’s Resolutions to get a better grip on managing your time? Are you trying to uncover the secret to effective time management? If so, all you really need to remember is effective time management will occur if you: (1) use a system, either electronic or paper, that works for you (2) learn to prioritize your activities and (3) set meaningful goals. Achieving effective time management will not happen overnight; it takes time to change a personal habit, just ask anyone who has quit smoking or lost a lot of weight by managing their diet. If you make the commitment to make the change in your behavior and keep your word you will see the results and feel more productive.