Be Flexible With Your Plans

Developing a plan helps you work efficiently; it tells you where your time and energy should be allocated at any given moment so that you avoid waste. Setting out on your journey without a plan is an imprudent gamble. Like a reckless teenager entering the woods without a map and a compass, you risk getting lost…

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The Importance of Setting Boundaries

Your time is limited. Your money is limited. Your daily reservoir of energy is limited. Your talents are limited. In short, your resources are limited. Because your resources are limited, saying “Yes” to one thing means saying “No” to a million others. When you use your money to buy, say, a new computer, you no…

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Preparation or Execution, Which One Should You Choose?

To prepare, or to execute, that is the question. Ideally, you want both of course: preparation AND execution. You “plan your work and work your plan”. You prepare what you need to execute and you execute on what you’ve prepared. However, keeping the right balance between preparation and execution can be challenging. At one extreme,…

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4 Steps to Drive Your Projects Home Efficiently

Both professionally and personally, I have managed quite a few projects of various sizes and levels of complexity. Out of necessity (and interest), I invested many hours investigating the essentials on pushing projects forward—as efficiently as possible. I don’t want to pretend I’ve figured everything out, but one thing that stands out to me is:…

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What to Do When You Have More Tasks Than Time

Here’s the dilemma: you have more tasks than you have time to perform them. So many things to do, but so little time to do it all. On one side, you have a pile of tasks and activities to perform. On the other side, you have a limited amount of time to perform it all. And…

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What You See Is What You Get

I was behind the wheel but didn’t know how to drive. I clutched the car wheel as if I was going to pull it out of the dashboard. Hyper-focused, I pressed on the accelerator and hit the road. It was dark. There were few cars on the road, but there were quite a few parked…

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5 Benefits of the Habit of Fast Execution

Do you want to go far? Cultivate the habit of tackling your tasks and getting them done fast: the habit of fast execution. No time to be cemented in inaction or to put a weak hand to the plow. If you do it, do it. Do it now and get it done. Execution drives you…

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How Long Does It Take to Change a Habit?

You want to change your ways: You’ve decided to let go of your bad habit of aimless scrolling on Facebook. But you wonder, “How long is it going to take me to overcome my Facebook addiction?” You look yourself in the mirror and you’re not proud of what you see; you have many extra pounds around…

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9 Personal Failings That Can Cost You Your Goal – Part 5

In this series, we’ve been examining 9 personal failings that can cost you your goal. Left unaddressed, any of these can jeopardize your goal. However, although these are real threats to your goal, you’re not powerless; you can (and must) address them. Personal Failing 8: Ignorance – Lack of Information If you set out to…

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9 Personal Failings That Can Cost You Your Goal – Part 4

In life, there are so many goals you can pursue, that there’s really no reason for you to roam around aimlessly. You can accomplish far more than what you’ve done so far. You can make a far greater contribution than the one you’ve made so far. You’re meant to achieve great goals. And at any moment,…

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