Henry Ford said: "If you think you can, you are right. If you think you can't, you are right".
For all the tips and tricks you may want to use - YOUR attitude is the fundamental piece to all you do.
Your attitude and determination (through self-discipline) will pay off. What 3 things each day do you do to further your job advancement and promotion? [Do you read industry trends; take a software class to take full advantage of all the functions to benefit your department, complete your projects before they are due]? If you own your own business, what 3 things to you do each day to grow your business? [Do you network weekly at different venues, do you call your current customers and ask for referrals, do you under-promise and over-deliver]?
Are you a person who feels they can and will make a difference. You feel you can control/change some things. Or, are you a person who feels pushed around and just reacts to what happens to you. It is an attitude adjustment.
You learn to focus on what is essential. People generally 'make' time for what they want to do ... even if that is doing nothing. Others are always doing 'something'. We all have the same amount of time; but, it is how we choose to use our time that sets each of us apart. Example: If you take the bus or train - do you use that time for reading? Or, do you stare aimlessly out the window or sleep. If you drive, do you only listen to music on your iPod or do your listen to books? You can do things differently ... if you want to.
Time Management is you putting together a system that you work that gives you the results that you want. It will be different than what I do (I like to get up early to work on projects [4AM] - but we can both be successful. We all have different behavior styles and influences on our lives - let it work for you.