Thursday, September 01, 2005

The Third Time Power

The work out came early today since I went to the warehouse for a couple of hours after work last night and did not get home until almost 1. It was the end of our quarter, so an important shipping day. I am glad that I did not miss my work out.

The third time power (and I think my favourite) is "do the worst thing first thing". If you swallow a frog first thing, the rest of the day has to look better. First thing when I arrive in the office I look at my to do list and choose the toughest, worst thing on it and put in just 15 minutes on that task. If it is completed in that 15 minutes, great. If not, I give myself permission to stop doing it (although by then I often have momentum and just finish it). I have extended this habit to first thing after lunch also. Why not have 2 first things.

We are a product of our habits. This one habit has taken me further than most of my other habits combined.

Do the worst thing first thing.

1 Comments:

At 5:05 PM, Blogger Orikinla Osinachi. said...

An intellectual blog.

I appreciate it.

 

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