When the distractions entice you to lose focus, remind yourself that you can always indulge in them later. And get right back to the work at hand.
You’ll have plenty of time to do what you wish to do if you’ll simply spend your time actually doing it. You can be enormously productive when you put the power of focus to work for you. Continue reading
To become more effective, you need to routinely spend time not being effective at all. Balance your effort with rest and relaxation. Relax your body. Rest your mind. Ease your spirit. Spend time just being and enjoying. Set yourself apart from your striving and tension. And when you take time to rest, truly rest. Continue reading
If your boss asks you to do something and you make a note of it—in front of him—he will have a very hard job arguing later that you’ve done it wrong or late. If you have to submit a report, … Continue reading
don’t be afraid of making a mistake when you have to make a decision. If it goes wrong or your solution turns out badly, use it as a learning tool, not only for yourself but for everyone involved. Then fix it and move on. Continue reading
Just because you’re busy doesn’t necessarily mean you’re making real progress. Take some time to consider just where all that activity is taking you. Continue reading
Most people are too quick to fix the blame instead of fixing the problem. Taking responsibility is not just the right thing to do, it’s a practical and effective thing to do. When you explain away your actions and make excuses, you weaken yourself—in your own estimation and in the eyes of others. People don’t expect you to be perfect; they do want you to be responsible. Continue reading