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Forget Your Past, You Don't Get a Mulligan.

Steven Covey suggests four quadrants in which we typically work. Important and urgent Important but not urgent Not Important but urgent Not Important and not urgent He suggests you first accomplish all tasks in the first quadrant (Important and due soon). Once you've finished everything there, you should move into the second quadrant so that you can accomplish important things before they become urgent. Using this process, you might not accomplish the "not important" things... which is okay since they're not important. It wouldn't be a bad idea to consider these quadrants not just in relation to a to-do list, but also as a way to categorize our brain time (the stuff we think about). Here's what I mean: thinking about life stuff that is important and urgent = pressure thinking about life stuff that is important and not urgent = dreaming thinking about life stuff that is not important but urgent = stress thinking about life stuff that is no

50 Steps To Becoming A Ninja!

I borrowed this list from the time-management ninja . (that's right, he's a ninja!) It's a pretty good list of the things about which we tend to procrastinate. I'm not going to get them all done today. But if I put forth the effort, I could probably get them all done by maybe the end of the month? Which of the items on this list do you need to do TODAY? Doing the #1 task on your todo list. Making that phone call. Getting the car maintenance done. Fixing something that is out-of-order. Going to the doctor. Getting enough sleep. Pursuing your dreams. Reading a book. Spending time with someone you care about. Going for a walk. Going to see the person you need to talk to. Exercising. Telling the truth. Confronting something from your past. Doing something for your future. Saving money. Learning something new. Answering that email. Getting your degree. Working on your resume. Finding a new job. Doing something that you are passionate about. Putting yourself first. Getting a