Saturday, January 8, 2011
MOST IMPORTANT TASKS!
Its a greatday! You have made it into 2011 if you are reading this article and a lot more can happen without you,however realizing much more requires some effort from you towards the dreams,desire and expectations in your heart this new year.
Remember reaching the peak demands some level of preparation and planning.
No one ever realizes success without a plan and doing great things in 2011 means making a list of the most important tasks.
"Show me a way to get more things done with my time,and I'll pay you any fee with reason" were the words of Charles Schwab, president of Bethlehem Steel to Ivy Lee,a consultant. This story was said to be one of the famous stories in management books some decades ago.
Lee handed Schwab a piece of paper,saying, "Write down the most important tasks you have to do tomorrow and number them in order of importance. When you arrive in the morning, begin at once with No.1 and stay on it till it's completed. Recheck your priorities; then begin with No.2. If any task takes all day, never mind. Stick with it as long as it's the most important one. If you don't finish them all, you probably couldn't do so with any other methods...Try this as long as you like. Then send me your cheque for what it's worth."
Several weeks later, Schwab sent Lee a cheque for $25,000, saying that the lesson was the most profitable he'd ever learned.
Let me mention that the moral of this story is simple: "If it's so hard to travel through a day without an action plan,pause and think of how sad starting year 2011 the same way.
You can't afford to fritter away 1day or day one of 2011 celebrate your arrival into today.You can,should & must take out time to document the most important task now. Will like to hear from you on the important tasks that's scheduled specifically for 2011. This year really can be eleven times better.To Your Success