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The Everyday Wisdom Newsletter, Issue #005 - Life Strategies to help you get more out of life.
November 05, 2007
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Life Strategies - To help you get more done in less time.
There are certain things as adults we need to do if we are going to achieve all we can. So let's begin with this question - What strategies are you now using to accomplish all your goals in life? If you've never asked yourself that question, now is a good time.
If you're like most people, you often feel that there are just not enough hours in the day. You feel a lot of stress. You're not by yourself. Everyone experiences those feelings at one time or another. So what's a person to do? That's what we will be discussing in this newsletter.
There is an excellent perspective any person can use when establishing their priorities. By having the right perspective, two things will happen. First, you'll get more of your important items done quicker, and second, at the same time you're accomplishing your important goals, you'll still be checking off your less important, but necessary, to-do's of life.
Most people do very little planning. They let life push them from pillar to post. If they would just change their perspective, they would find life much easier to deal with.
So what is that perspective? There is an article on our website that covers a real good way of looking at time. It's called "The lessons of The Mayonnaise Jar and 2 Cups of Coffee." It's by Mary Lynn Plaisance. If you want to read it, here's a link to the article: Click here.
So now that you've got the right perspective, what other tool can you use to get more out of life? That's easy. It's called the 80/20 Rule.
This rule acknowledges an important fact of life. A fact about which most people are totally unaware. Here's what this rule says: When working towards a goal, 80% of the results you get come from just 20% of the time and effort you have exerted. Which means a lot of time and effort has been wasted. This has been shown to be true in all kinds of instances.
The fact is, a lot of decisions people make every day are just not as important as the few decisions that will bring the most rewards. Yet a lot of people treat their decisions as if all were equally important. They obviously aren't.
So are you using the 80/20 rule in your life? If not and what to know more about it Click here.
So now you have the right perspective and you're using the 80/20 rule. What's next?
Let's say you want to accomplish something major, something magnificent. What's a good strategy for that? There are many. Here's one called the Daffodil Principle.
The Daffodil Principle proves that time is on your side if you use it right. That is... when combined with persistence. We learned about this principle when we came across a very interesting story. To read the story Click here.
We hope this first part of the newsletter has been helpful. If you will work on incorporating these strategies into your life, it will make a big difference in what you accomplish and the happiness you experience.
Here's just a small sampling of some of
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