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Do You Curry The Flurry?

Your Daily Lesson In Excellence for Sunday, April 24, 2016.

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This TQ Factor of your performance (Make Plans 5b) is important because it drives a feeling of CREATIVE VISUALIZATION and INSIGHT deep within you.

Do You Curry The Flurry?

Focus on the output -- not the increased activity -- if you want to increase productivity.

By thinking through each project -- both forwards and backwards -- you can visualize the proper sequence of events required to achieve major objective -- in the fewest number of steps possible. You can also prevent time-consuming mistakes by eliminating inappropriate steps, while including others that will be more effective and productive. When you can see what needs to be done -- well before you start -- you can remove the obstacles and bottlenecks to your progress -- well BEFORE they occur!

For the rest of the day, work backwards from your desired result. Eliminate any activities that do not contribute to this result.

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Today's Big Idea For Action is from the Make Plans Color: Stop and Think Things Through -- BEFORE Taking Action.

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Now, ask yourself the following three questions:

  1. Where do you see high activity but only average productivity?
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  3. Is there an easier way to do what you're doing now?
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  5. Can you take a moment to evaluate areas of recent flurry and compose a more productive process to accomplish those tasks?
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So, Are You Committed to Maximum Success?

Think about it. How well and how often do you actually do Make Plans Factor 5B? (Stop and Think Things Through -- BEFORE Taking Action.) No question, this is a major driver of personal and professional success.

A high commitment (5B rated 8 or better) suggests you save yourself time and trouble by thinking things through before you begin. The time you spend thinking about what you're going to do -- before you actually do it -- dramatically simplifies the work you actually do later. Rather than attack a project head-on, you take time to visualize the process before you begin -- so that you can do it right the first time. By seeing in advance that step C is a critical step and has to be done before steps D, E and F, you're able to complete the entire process in the most efficient and productive way possible.

Or not?

A lack of commitment suggests you are someone who impulsively dives into a project before making a plan. You can get started quickly on any new project, but there are times when you quickly reach a dead end. This tendency to push ahead on whatever you're doing -- without first thinking things through -- means you can complete steps D, E and F before you even realize that step C is critical to a successful outcome. As a result, you are constantly redoing your work to correct for mistakes. Projects take longer than expected, and the end results are often far less than desired.

What happens when you do Factor 5B more frequently?

You have more power. You complete your projects faster when you make fewer obvious mistakes.

You accumulate performance positives like "Foresightful, Prudent and Efficient" -- immediately moving you towards the results you expect.

What happens when you fail to consistently do Factor 5B?

You have less power. Because you don't plan ahead, you're often forced to take two steps back for every three steps forward.

Negatives like "Rash, Careless and Uninformed" start to take their toll on your performance -- quickly moving you away from the success you want.

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Simple, right? Stop and Think Things Through -- BEFORE Taking Action.

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After all, this is what the MOST successful people in the world KNOW... inside out... top to bottom. Maybe you should have that level of clarity as well.

So, really, do you or don't you: Stop and Think Things Through -- BEFORE Taking Action.

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Remember, Today's TQ is IMPORTANT to your success... now and in the future: Stop and Think Things Through -- BEFORE Taking Action. We challenge you to find ways to take this Factor Action 3-4 times today.

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