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Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him.
-- James Allen
 

 

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A small adjustment

A small adjustment in your approach can make a big difference in your results. Explore your alternatives and you’ll discover a path to improved performance.

Sometimes, doing a task at a different time of the day can cause a major improvement in your effectiveness. Or perhaps doing things in a slightly different sequence will make the rewards more rewarding.

If you’re already getting it ninety-nine percent right, work on that other one percent. It can make all the difference in the world.

No failure is permanent and no failure is a complete failure. Learn from the portion of the effort that went wrong, change it, and recombine it with the part that went right.

Rarely is it necessary to throw out everything you’re doing. Instead, look for ways to fine-tune your efforts until you get the results you desire.

Be curious, be objective, be creative and be flexible. A little bit of change can put you over the top.

— Ralph Marston

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