I am one of those people who likes to go in 200 directions at once. I have so many interests and want to learn and experience so many things that it is difficult for me to decide which direction I want to go. I like to think of it as a “diversity of interests.” Doctor’s, …
Category Archive: Productivity
There is never enough time to do everything, there is always enough time to do the most important things, and to stay with them until they are done right.
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To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing.
Procrastination is often a response to feeling overwhelmed. We think about finishing what we need to accomplish and all the work it will take to get from start to finish. If I’m facing a huge task, I want to take a breath and prepare myself before I dive in. In the meantime, while I’m preparing …
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Energy is equal to desire and purpose.
For years, I struggled with time management. I always had a million things to do. I was delaying gratification and working all the time. I felt as if I was getting nothing done. My to-do list was always growing, and I had no free time. Now, I have many times as many responsibilities and still …
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All great masters are chiefly distinguished by the power of adding a second, a third, and perhaps a fourth step in a continuous line. Many a man has taken the first step. With every additional step you enhance immensely the value of your first.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit. -Vince Lombardi Incomplete Projects Kill Motivation Failure to follow through is a part of a cycle that can be difficult to break. Lack of motivation can lead one to give up on a project, and incomplete projects can make it difficult to find motivation to follow …
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When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.
A couple of months ago, my wife and I faced a difficult task. Over the past couple of years, the number of responsibilities in our lives seemed to be growing constantly. Our son, our home, some difficult and time consuming health issues, a part-time business turned full-time, school, a new dog and more while we …
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Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up.
-Alan Alexander Milne
Milne, the creator of one of my son’s favorite characters, Winnie the Pooh, puts it simply and truthfully in the quote above. Without organization, things can get “mixed up.” And, when things get “mixed up,” we often have to backtrack which can deliver a blow to motivation. It may seem fun to run through a …
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Happy people plan actions, they don't plan results
For a motivated, inspired and accomplished life, the idea of planning can be a difficult balancing act. We don’t want to limit our potential or our connection to our spirit by planning too rigidly, and we don’t want to jump into tasks without a sense of purpose or direction. Having a plan helps build patience, …
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