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THE KEY TO EFFECTIVENESS
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THE KEY TO EFFECTIVENESS

 

The quality of your effort will determine the quantity of your results.

 

TRIM YOUR TO DO LIST

 

Apply the 80-20 Rule to your To Do List, removing the 80% that collectively contribute only 20% of the results.

 

DON'T BE DISTRACTED FROM YOUR PLAN

 

We all want to work on priorities. But what we want to do and what we actually do are two different things. The key to effectiveness is getting the things done that we schedule in our planners. This involves commitment and self-discipline.

 

WISE SAYINGS

 

We can't do everything at once, but we can do something at once.

 

LIVE YOUR PRIORITIES

 

Make sure your planner reflects what you believe to be important.

 

LET YOUR E-MAIL ACCUMULATE

 

We lose about two minutes for every e-mail interruption.

 

STAND-UP MEETINGS

 

You can make difficult decisions up to 20% faster when standing instead of sitting.

 

OVERCOMING PROCRASTINATION

 

List the advantages of doing the task and compare them with the consequences of not doing it. The result may convince you that it should be done.

 

SCRAP THE SCRAPS

 

If you must keep scraps of paper with notes or reminders on them, at least staple them to an 8 ½ X 11 sheet of paper so they don't get lost before you get a chance to act on them.

 

APPLYING THE 80-20 RULE

 

Twenty percent of your possessions get 80 percent of the use, so store those frequently used items where they're easy to reach. Stash the remaining 80 percent somewhere out of the way. This applies to files, clothes, tools, supplies and books, among other things.

 

SLEEP IS A PRIORITY

 

Don't let work crowd out sleep. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that drowsy drivers cause more than 100,000 motor vehicle accidents each year.

 

FOR EMERGENCY CALLS ONLY

 

The quickest way to lose sight of your priorities is to give scores of people instant access to you.

 

WHERE DO YOU START?

 

In order to determine the steps to achieve a goal, start With the goal and keep asking the question, what has to be done before that? Write he steps down in reverse until it takes you to the first thing you have to do. Now you have a step-by-step procedure for achieving the goal.

 

DEFINITION

 

A To Do List is the practice of wish craft.

 
 

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