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The TQ Lexicon of Success...

Become Attentive — Eliminate Preoccupied!

Improve TQ Optimize Factor 9H...

"I set aside preoccupations by scheduling them into a more appropriate time."

You can only think about one thing at a time. That one thing should be the most appropriate subject for your current circumstances. Preoccupations -- thinking about something other than the task at hand -- can waste a lot of time. Remove any concerns or competing thoughts by scheduling them to a more appropriate time. Set an appointment for the earliest time possible to resolve the concern or explore new options and opportunities.

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How to become more Attentive...

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TQ Factor 9H "Thin Line"...

Attentive vs. Preoccupied is a choice — Your CHOICE!

There's a Thin Line between success and failure. Choose to take Factor 9H 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

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 Attentive... and a little LESS Preoccupied?

TQ Factor 9H CONTRIBUTION to your performance...

A high commitment suggests you are able to "compartmentalize" your thinking. To maximize your productivity, you do your best to concentrate on the task at hand. Even though there may be other issues clamoring for attention, you find a way to put them on hold to focus on what's in front of you. To help stay on point, you immediately schedule a specific time when you can devote 100% of your attention to resolve the problem -- or chase after that new idea that promises to be a great opportunity.

TQ Factor 9H COST to your performance...

A lack of commitment suggests you are someone who can let worries or daydreams delay your current task indefinitely. You find it difficult to put off a concern until later no matter how inappropriate it may be to your current circumstances. Instead, you allow it to consume your attention until it's resolved. These preoccupations prevent you from taking action on your current tasks or making other decisions. Even the smallest of tasks tend to be put off until you can think your way through this particular situation.

TQ Factor 9H BENEFIT: You have more power...

By staying focused on the task at hand, your priorities are not sabatoged by distractions. You accumulate performance positives like "Attentive, Self-Controlled and Concentrated" -- immediately moving you towards the results you expect.

FAIL to do TQ Factor 9H: Less Power...

Your preoccupations can prevent you from making any further progress. Negatives like "Preoccupied, Distracted and Obsessed" start to take their toll on your performance -- quickly moving you away from the success you want.

Is Optimize Factor 9H Causing You Problems?

If the answer is YES...

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

The Full List of TQ Optimize Factors

Click the Factor number you want to review next:

9A I value every precious minute in the day.
9B I make my minutes matter by eliminating time wasters whenever I find them.
9C I say "No" to some things to have more time to concentrate on others.
9D I simplify my day by eliminating anything that's no longer of interest or value to me.
9E I respect other people's time, and create systems which help them to respect mine.
9F I stay focused on my tasks by preventing unimportant interruptions.
9G I remove all distractions that divert me from my intended task.
9H I set aside preoccupations by scheduling them into a more appropriate time.
9I I look for ways to double my results by completing two things at the same time.
9J I periodically record my time and activities to review and improve the use of my time.

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