GET MORE FROM LIFE EACH DAY
* Focus on one day at a time. * Live moment. * Forget yesterday and look forward to tomorrow. If you are guilty about what happened yesterday, or are anxious about what might happen tomorrow, your energy will be dissipated. * Plan your work, then work your plan. * What good and bad habits have you developed? Reinforce good daily patterns and break bad. * Be an "early bird."
Habits start as consciously made decisions, eg.. what time to get up. Once established, good habits become second nature. Success is result of habit. It depends not so much on doing unusual, but on doing commonplace unusually well.
DON'T PROCRASTINATE. DO IT NOW. Don't confuse being busy with working efficiently. Activities can be tension-relieving, not goal achieving. By concentrating on fewer, priorities regularly on a fixed schedule, you can achieve a lot more in less time.
IS TIME THE PROBLEM OR ARE YOU? Draw up a daily "to do" list. Rank priority tasks (the important few), as well as trivial many. This allows you to focus on fewer things and achieve more. Sort into A, B & C's
A's are important and urgent. Must do today. B's are important and not urgent. Want to do today. C's are not important. Today, if possible or delegate.
Use this system to cover work, personal and family items. This allows you to strike a balance in your daily living. In addition, you can schedule daily activities required to achieve your objectives. By giving high visibility to your major goal, you can keep your mental energies concentrated. Remember 20/80 principle: 20% of your key activities will give you 80% of your results or payoff and 80% of your work (or clients) will produce 20% of your profits.