Chickens And Pigs Help Define Two Things We Need For Success

Written by Gordon Bellows

This article is about involvement and commitment, two ofrepparttar things we need to be successful. This applies to our jobs or businesses, relationships, and even our recreational pursuits. Any type of success, whether it is personal, professional, academic, or athletic, will usually require a combination of involvement and commitment.

I hoperepparttar 101887 headline stirred your interest. Here is how chickens, pigs, and even cows, can help define involvement and commitment. Think about a meal consisting of eggs and ham and considerrepparttar 101888 contributions made by a chicken and a pig. A chicken providedrepparttar 101889 eggs and a pig providedrepparttar 101890 ham. It can be saidrepparttar 101891 chicken was involved, becauserepparttar 101892 chicken continues to live as it lays more eggs. It can be saidrepparttar 101893 pig was committed, becauserepparttar 101894 pig gave its all to providerepparttar 101895 ham and other pork products.

The same principle can be applied to two cows and a cheeseburger. The cow that providedrepparttar 101896 milk to be processed into cheese was involved, whilerepparttar 101897 cow that providedrepparttar 101898 beef forrepparttar 101899 hamburger patty was committed.

It is not my intention to make light of animals that lose their life to provide food for humans, nor to offend anyone that does not eat beef or pork for religious or dietary reasons. These examples simply illustrate that being involved may mean being a participant with little or no effort, while being committed takes time and energy, and means much more than just being involved.

Consider a recreational activity, such as a game of chess, or a softball game. You can be involved by just playingrepparttar 101900 game, no matter how good you are. However, to really be successful, to win more than you lose, you must have made a commitment at some point in your life. For chess, it means takingrepparttar 101901 time to understandrepparttar 101902 game and study winning strategies. For softball, it means at some point you practiced hitting and throwing a ball. There are a few fortunate people with a large degree of natural ability to do certain things, but most of us need to work at it.

Use The D System To Get Organized And Reduce Clutter!

Written by Gordon Bellows

There is a simple system, known asrepparttar D system, that can help you to be better organized and may also help to reduce clutter. This system can be used at home or atrepparttar 101886 office with regular mail, email, and inboxes. It can also be used with voice mail messages. This effective system uses 6 D's:

Do - Delegate - Decide - Delete - Dump - Document files

The goal with this system is to use one ofrepparttar 101887 6 D's with every letter, memo, report, email, newspaper, and magazine that enters your home or office. Selectrepparttar 101888 D that is most applicable for each item before moving torepparttar 101889 next item.

Do: If something only takes a few minutes to do, do it now. If you need to review and sign a memo, do it and returnrepparttar 101890 item torepparttar 101891 originator or send it torepparttar 101892 next person onrepparttar 101893 routing list. If you need to reply to a voice mail message or an email, do it now. By doing it while it's fresh on your mind, it'll be taken care of, plus you'll save time by not having to shuffle papers or listen torepparttar 101894 voice mail message again.

Delegate: If an item requires action, decide if it is best for you to takerepparttar 101895 action or ifrepparttar 101896 task can be delegated. Entrustrepparttar 101897 task torepparttar 101898 person most suitable forrepparttar 101899 responsibility. Make a call, use an interoffice routing envelope, send an email, or whatever method is appropriate to informrepparttar 101900 person to whomrepparttar 101901 task has been delegated.

Decide: If you are not able to read it or completerepparttar 101902 task right away, decide which action file that item belongs in. Suggested files/bins include, "to be read," "to be copied," "to be faxed," and so forth. It is essential to do whatever needs to be done with these items within a few days.

Magazines and newspapers should be read and then recycled before accumulating too many issues ofrepparttar 101903 same publication. If there are articles or recipes you want to save, save only that part and notrepparttar 101904 entire publication. Create files to keep your clippings organized. Also, review clippings once or twice each year to dump any that you no longer want.

Delete: If you keep getting items you don't really want, do something to keep them from coming to you again. Don't renew magazines you don't read, opt-out of ezines or newsletters that you're not interested in, and remove yourself fromrepparttar 101905 routing list for things that don't apply to you. If you get items you know you don't want and you're not able to remove yourself fromrepparttar 101906 mailing list or subscriber list, then just toss it out as soon as you know what it is. Recycle as much as possible.

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