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Failing to plan is planning to fail.
-- Allen Lakein


Saturday, November 18, 2017

The results you seek

Don’t fool yourself into thinking you’re making progress when you aren’t. Don’t let being busy become a substitute for being effective.

You deserve to get results from your efforts. So insist on those results from yourself.

What you measure, you can control. So take stock of your efforts, measure the results, be honest about them with yourself.

It’s all too easy to excuse and rationalize your own ineffective, wasteful behavior. Don’t let yourself get away with that, because the time and effort you’re wasting are your own.

Set specific objectives, put them in writing, and use them to evaluate your performance. Good intentions are fine, yet ultimately your concrete results are what matter.

Objectively measure the effectiveness of your actions, adjusting your efforts accordingly. And you’ll enable yourself to create the results you seek.

— Ralph Marston

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