Success is getting what you want. Plain and simple.
If you know what you want and you're in the process of getting it, you are successful. Not someday maybe, right now today!
Your success, your getting what you want, can be accelerated with proper planning and control.
Here are four ways you can do this:
1. Make a schedule or to-do list.
Don't attempt to remember everything you want to do for the entire day. Grab a piece of paper and prepare a prioritized to-do list of activities that you want to fulfil for the day. You could also download a notepad or to-do list app and make a list on your smartphone. Whatever is most comfortable and most convenient for you.
Prepare your prioritized to-do list on the day before you need to do these activities. That way, you will wake up with your daily agenda already in place. Then complete each activity from beginning to end, in order of priority, for that day.
Obviously, the more vision or goal oriented your list of planned activities is, the faster your vision or goal(s) will be realized.
2. Plan to be early.
You never know when unforeseen traffic or business/social conversations will delay you from moving onto the next activity of the day on your schedule. That is why you should give yourself at least 30 extra minutes for a particular activity, especially one that requires you to drive someplace afterwards, such as a job or business meeting. Then you'll reduce the chance of your arriving late.
3. Keep your gas tank filled.
Don't wait until the needle on your car's fuel gauge is near the "E" before you start to look for a gas station. Once you get to half a tank or so, that should be the time to look for a gas station and fill up your tank with gas. Then you won't need to make any sudden stops at a gas station when you've committed to being somewhere else.
4. Stop being so generous with your time.
You don't have to solve everyone else's problems. If you have people wanting you to do things for them, but you have little to no time available, or, for whatever reason, you just plain don't want to do them, then toughen up and learn to tell these people "no". It's far better to be honest about it up front rather than to be late in helping them or not helping them at all when you've committed to doing so.
Planning and control are two things that will not only get you to where you want to go, but they'll get you there faster with a lot less trauma. If you'd like to know how I plan and control my days for maximum productivity, I highly recommend my Wallace D. Wattles Productivity Acceleration Guide. Click or tap the link below to get your copy today.
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Note: A few things have changed since I wrote that book. However, the principles remain the same.