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Every great man have become great, every successful man has succeeded, in proportion as he has confined his powers to one particular channel.
-Orison swett marden
Before starting anything you should always ask yourself, "What are the potential consequences of doing or not doing this task?"
Future intent influences and often determined present actions.
There is never enough time to do everything, but there is always enough time to do the most important thing.
Successful people have a clear future orientation they think 5,10 and 20 years out into the future.
Under the pressure of deadlines, often self created through Procrastination, People suffer greater stress, make mistakes and have to redo more task than under any other conditions.
It is much better to plan your time carefully in advance and then build in a sizable buffers to compensate for an Unexpected delay and diversions.
1.what are my highest value activities?
2. What can I and only I do, that if done well, will make a real difference?
3. What is the most valuable use of my time right now?
Successful people are those who are willing to delay gratification and make sacrifices in the short term so that they can enjoy far greater rewards in the long term.
The time is going to pass anyway. The only question is how you use it and where you are going to end up at the end of the weeks and months that pass.
The things that matter most must never be at the mercy of the things that matter least.
The 10/90 Rule says that the first 10% of time used to plan your work can save you 90% of the execution time once you start. One minute of planning can save you 10 mins of execution time, and help you improve your “return on energy”. By setting aside 10-12 mins for planning, you can save 2 hours of execution the next day.
This is a productivity method developed by Brian Tracy. The 'frog' refers to the most important and most impactful task you have to complete.
If you work on it first thing every morning, you'll be more productive and successful, and you'll reach your goals more quickly.
It is your biggest, most important task, the one you are most likely to procrastinate on if you don't do something about it.
It is also the one task that can have the greatest positive impact on your life and results at the moment.
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