A wise man once said, “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there.” He was right. Everything in life will be just a tad clearer when you create goals for yourself, short term and long term. Want to have your article done and ready for proofing by day’s end? GOOD, stick to that goal! As your day
rolls at you, stay on target the best you can and push yourself to get that objective accomplished, even if it means letting more trivial matters slide. Completing these tasks on schedule will not only give you a boost of confidence but will encourage you to keep setting goals going forward. Speaking of which…
ELIMINATE “TIME WASTERS”
There’s nothing worse than a complete and utter waste of time. Seconds turn to minutes, minutes become hours, hours become days… you get the picture. The best thing we can do (once we are able to identify these activities, events, and yes even PEOPLE) is to break ties with them and move on with our lives. We can do it nicely and with class, but for the love of Pete, please refrain from wasting your precious time with these sorts of entities!
DRAW A LINE…
This one’s a biggie. There’s something going down on the job. There’s a big important event happening in your personal life. YOU need to make a call; which of these becomes your priority? It all depends, but in grudge matches such as this, I will almost always air to the family / home life event. Family is forever.
As much as it might hurt for any of us to admit, if we died tomorrow, there’s a very good chance the job posting for your vacant position would be posted well before your obituary. Kids are only young for so long, and time with family and friends should be treasured as tomorrow is never promised. I’m talking “Cats in the Cradle” stuff here, folks. Don’t regret.