Think On Paper

What is the most valuable use of your time, right now? Whatever it is, work on THAT. Your ability to discipline yourself to work on those few tasks that can make the greatest difference in your life is the key quality that makes everything else possible for you. Imagine that you are going to receive a $100,000 bonus at the end of the month if you can work on your highest priority items every minute of every day. How would you change your behavior and what would you do differently? You must continually ask yourself, "What activities in my life can I cut back on, delegate, or discontinue to free up more time for my most important activities?" Your most valuable asset in life is your earning ability. Your ability to work, to produce, to earn money in our competitive economy by applying your brain and ability to your world enables you to generate tens of thousands of dollars each year. If you want to increase your standard of living, you must increase your earning ability through a systematic and deliberate process of learning and practicing new skills and abilities. What will you absolutely, positively have to be excellent at doing three to five years from now for you to continue enjoying your current or an even higher standard of living? Regular planning assures that you spend more time on activities of higher value. This increases your effectiveness and your efficiency in everything you do. Perhaps the most important rule of all is for you to "Think on paper!" Impose a sense of order on your life by making a detailed list of every single thing you have to do for the foreseeable future. Analyze your list carefully and set clear priorities on the items before you begin. Never give in to the temptation to clear up small things first. Discipline yourself to work only on those activities that have the most significant impact and influence on your life. Get them done quickly and well. Once you develop this habit of planning and prioritizing, your stress level will decline, your productivity will increase, and your career will take off. "I have found that one of the most effective means of helping people achieve a *successful* personality is to... give them a graphic picture of what the successful personality looks like." --Maxwell Maltz, Psycho-Cybernetics (1960). As you continue to "Think on paper", you increase the ability to *see yourself* in the new improved way. It is simply a re-enforcement to strengthen whatever areas of your life you want to get better at. Most people want to have more abundance in family time, financial security, spiritual peace and a general freedom to just do what comes most natural. Your journey to succeed is hard work and fruitful work for sure. Don't sell yourself short and limit your true potential. "What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?" -- Dr. Robert Schuller Well ... here is your chance to convert all this *stuff* into reality. Start Thinking on Paper!