Tuesday, April 26, 2011


One of my greatest lessons, this past year, has been the importance of clarity. In thinking about what I want to accomplish, my natural tendency seems to be to jump from one thing to another. I start a task, and then see something else that needs to be done, and I stop what I'm doing and begin working on the other task.

I obtain far better results when I take a few moments to create a plan for my day. I list all the things that need to be done, and then organize them by priority. As I work through them, I check them off the list, and find I am seldom side-tracked. (Notice I said, "seldom" rather than "never.")

Use this same method for your short-range and long-range goals. Put them in writing! Read your lists every day! This will help you keep your focus on your goals. And that focus and clarity with bring results! Do it!