Tuesday, May 15, 2018.
"Time = Life. Therefore, waste your time and waste of your life, or master your time and master your life."
~ Alan Lakein
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Do You Secretly Want To Be A Fire Fighter?
As much as you can, resist the siren call of the crisis. Fire fighting may be exciting, but it invariably steals time and energy away from what matters most, i.e., your priority objectives.
Solving a crisis may give you a short-term rush, but don't let this good feeling derail you from the greater satisfaction of accomplishing your top activities.
Today's Idea For Action is from the TQ Prioritize Color: Remain Focused on Preplanned Priorities.
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Now, ask yourself the following three questions:
- Did any crisis pull you away from your priorities today?
- Whose emergencies took you away from today's agenda. Your own or someone else's?
- What valuable activity did you not get to today because you were out fighting fires?
So, Just How Committed to High Achievement Are You?
A high commitment (6I rated 8 or better) suggests you can take what life throws at you, and still stay focused on what you want to accomplish. With a list of daily priorities firmly in place, you take care of urgencies quickly, and immediately get back on track. You respond to demands and interruptions without losing touch with your plans and priorities. Understanding that urgencies disrupt plans, you are constantly looking ahead. You do whatever you can to make sure all your bases are covered, so you won't be pulled away by an emergency at the last minute.
A lack of commitment suggests you allow your urgencies to be more important than your priorities. You find it hard to get back to your original priorities whenever an urgency interrupts you. You have the mistaken belief that just because something is demanding, it's more important, and you don't stop to consider if the urgency actually deserves your attention. It may not even occur to you to try to prevent these recurring demands from interrupting you in the future.
What happens when you do TQ Factor 6I more frequently?
You have more power. Urgencies are resolved without taking over your daily priorities.
You accumulate performance positives like "Preemptive, Responsive and Committed" -- immediately moving you towards the results you expect.
What happens when you fail to consistently do TQ Factor 6I?
You have less power. You are a slave to time wasting, priority busting, energy depleting urgencies.
Negatives like "Diverted, Reactive and Stressed" start to take their toll on your performance -- quickly moving you away from the success you want.
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