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The TQ Lexicon of Success...

Become Prepared — Eliminate Shortsighted!

Improve TQ Make Plans Factor 5I...

"I plan at least one step ahead of where I am at any point in time."

The more you plan ahead, the more you accomplish in the time you have. Planning ahead is a skill that applies equally to your next move, your next task, your next day and your next year. When you look ahead to where you want to go, you can determine in advance what you are going to do, what you're going to need to effectively do it -- and identify the shortest route to get it done.

Remember, MAKE PLANS is the fifth color in the Time Prism Performance Spectrum because a goal without a plan is merely a wish without a hope.

You CAN achieve your greatest dreams and aspirations. Simply improve your TQ Make Plans Color.

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How to become more Prepared...

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TQ Factor 5I "Thin Line"...

Prepared vs. Shortsighted is a choice — Your CHOICE!

There's a Thin Line between success and failure. Choose to take Factor 5I more often, and the following POSITIVE characteristics will automatically begin to accumulate and flow into to your performance—moving you TOWARDS the results you want and the success you desire.

Positives     Negatives
 
Prepared
Skillful
Productive
Foresightful
Efficient
    Shortsighted
Unprepared
Inefficient
Wasteful
Late
 

Choose to take this action infrequently, or not at all, and the opposing NEGATIVE traits will dominate your performance and sabotaging your success... moving you AWAY from achieving your goals and aspirations.

Think about it. How much more successful would you be if you were a little MORE Prepared... and a little LESS Shortsighted?

TQ Factor 5I CONTRIBUTION to your performance...

A high commitment suggests you've mastered the basics of planning. You are the role model for efficiency and a master at reducing stress. You always know what you're going to do next and what you're going to need to do it. You know what your schedule holds for tomorrow and exactly where you're supposed to be. By planning ahead, you ordinarily bypass the obstacles that trip up people who only look down at their feet as they rush by in a flurry of misbegotten activity.

TQ Factor 5I COST to your performance...

A lack of commitment suggests you complete your tasks one at a time without thinking about your next move. Your progress is rarely a straight line. Instead, it might be better described as a series of random actions in divergent directions. You are often forced to backtrack and redo what you just completed -- because you didn't foresee how it would affect your next move. By failing to plan ahead, you are less efficient and prepared for what to do next. You run in circles -- a lot!

TQ Factor 5I BENEFIT: You have more power...

You're always prepared because you think WIN WIN (What's Important Now... What's Important Next...) You accumulate performance positives like "Prepared, Skillful and Productive" -- immediately moving you towards the results you expect.

FAIL to do TQ Factor 5I: Less Power...

Costly mistakes are made when you fail to plan ahead. Negatives like "Shortsighted, Unprepared and Inefficient" start to take their toll on your performance -- quickly moving you away from the success you want.

Is Make Plans Factor 5I Causing You Problems?

If the answer is YES...

If you believe TQ Factor 5I is a major performance obstacle — one that is preventing you from realizing your dreams, goals and aspirations — then you need to improve it NOW.

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If the answer is NO, select another Make Plans Factor from the list below...

The Full List of TQ Make Plans Factors

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5A I maintain a written action plan for each of my major goals.
5B I visualize the process for each new project from beginning to end, well before I start.
5C I review my options to make an informed decision before finalizing any plan.
5D I write my plans with defined steps that lead to specific, major objectives.
5E I integrate the steps of my plans into my schedule every day.
5F I plan every day from my Master List, to my To-Do List, to my Schedule... to done.
5G I block out time in my schedule to focus on my top priority for each day.
5H I schedule my day around my most productive time periods.
5I I plan at least one step ahead of where I am at any point in time.
5J I work my plans until I succeed or find a better way.

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