Consider the Consequences Make best use of your time 

Consider the Consequences Make best use of your time 

    Time is precious than money

 

Consider the consequences and think about long term. Failures think about short term and they want immediate results but on the contrary winners think about long term and they have patience.  Mr. Brian Tracy says that make right decisions about time. Here I am quoting him.

“Every man has become great; every successful man has succeeded,

in proportion as he has confined his powers to one particular channel.”

Orison Swett Marden

The mark of the superior thinker is his or her ability to accurately

predict the consequences of doing or not doing something. The

potential consequences of any task or activity are the key

determinants of how important it really is to you and to your

company. This way of evaluating the significance of a task is how

you determine what your next frog really is.

Doctor Edward Banfield of Harvard University, after more than 50

years of research, concluded that “long-time perspective” is the most

accurate single predictor of upward social and economic mobility in

America. Long time perspective turns out to be more important than

family background, education, race, intelligence, connections or

virtually any other single factor in determining your success in life

and at work.

Consider the Consequences Make best use of your time 

Consider the consequences

Your attitude toward time, your “time horizon,” has an enormous

impact on your behavior and your choices. People who take the long

view of their lives and careers always seem to make much better

decisions about their time and activities than people who give very

little thought to the future.

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Rule: “Long-term thinking improves short-term decision making.”

Successful people have a clear future-orientation. They think five, ten

and twenty years out into the future. They analyze their choices and

behaviors in the present to make sure that what they are doing today

is consistent with the long-term future that they desire.

Make Better Decisions about Time

In your work, having a clear idea of what is really important to you

in the long-term makes it much easier for you to make better

decisions about your priorities in the short-term.

By definition, something that is important has long-term potential

consequences. Something that is unimportant has few or no long-

term potential consequences. Before starting on anything, you should

always ask yourself, “What are the potential consequences of doing

or not doing this task?”

Rule: “Future intent influences and often determines present actions.”

The clearer you are about your future intentions, the greater

influence that clarity will have on what you do in the moment. With a

clear long-term vision, you are much more capable of evaluating an

activity in the present and to assure that it is consistent with where

you truly want to end up.

Consider the Consequences Make best use of your time 

Consider the consequences

Think about the Long Term

Successful people are those who are willing to delay gratification and

make sacrifices in the short term so that they can enjoy far greater

rewards in the long term. Unsuccessful people, on the other hand,

think more about short-term pleasure and immediate gratification

while giving little thought to the long-term future.

Dennis Waitley, the motivational speaker, says, “Failures do what is

tension relieving while winners do what is goal achieving.”

For example, coming in to work earlier, reading regularly in your

field, taking courses to improve your skills, and focusing on high

value tasks in your work will all combine to have an enormous

positive impact on your future.

On the other hand, coming in to work at the last moment, reading the

newspaper, drinking coffee and socializing with your coworkers may

seem fun and enjoyable in the short-term but it inevitably leads to

lack of promotion, underachievement and frustration in the long-

term.

If there is a task or activity with large potential positive

consequences, make it a top priority and get started on it

immediately. If there is something that can have large potential

negative consequences if it is not done quickly and well, that

becomes a top priority as well. Whatever your frog is, resolve to gulp

it down first thing.

Motivation requires motive. The greater the positive potential impact

that an action or behavior of yours can have on your life, once you

define it clearly, the more motivated you will be to overcome

procrastination and get it done quickly.

Keep yourself focused and forward moving by continually starting

and completing those tasks that can make a major difference to your

company and to your future.

Remember, the time is going to pass anyway. The only question is

how you use it and where you are going to end up at the end of the

weeks and months. And where you end up is largely a matter of the

amount of consideration you give to the likely consequences of your

actions in the short term.

Thinking continually about the potential consequences of your

choices, decisions and behaviors is one of the very best ways to

determine you true priorities in your work and personal life.

                                     Don’t spend your time , Invest your time.

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