Do you hate deadlines?

Our chief want (need) in life is somebody who shall make us do what we can. Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 – 1882 When I was in school, I dreaded and feared deadlines: the term paper due in two weeks, the book report due on Monday. Most of us probably felt that dread early on and carried that negative association into our adult lives. But I came to realize that my thinking about deadlines was wrong. Hating deadlines was actually hindering my ability to have the life I truly wanted. Because of my belief about deadlines, I was reluctant to set …
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Nine steps to a more successful you, Part 2

The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities. Stephen Covey 1932 – In our first lesson for increasing your success, we discussed the two components of step one: getting specific about what you want, and using mental contrasting to link your goal with the actions needed to achieve it. In this lesson, we’ll cover steps two and three: deciding when and where to take action, and measuring exactly how much further you need to go to accomplish your goals. Step two requires you to determine when and where to take action, a strategy known as if-then planning. …
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The ultimate success tool

Your choices will empower or enslave you. And which you choose is up to you. Roger Allen Most people I work with are continuously striving to achieve more. They’re constantly on the lookout for better or easier ways to accomplish things. If you can relate to that mindset, then let me tell you about the ultimate tool for success. I must warn you: when I explain the tool to most people, they’re generally disappointed. They were expecting something more; they believe the secret to success must be some hidden treasure that only Indiana Jones could uncover. In fact, the ultimate …
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