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The TQ Lexicon of Success...

Become Determined — Eliminate Unreliable!

Improve TQ Make Plans Factor 5J...

"I work my plans until I succeed or find a better way."

The best plan in the world is useless until it's put into action. How well you follow through with your plans -- ultimately determines your success. You only make things happen when you act on your plans and see them through to the end. Master this skill, and the achievement of any goal is just a written plan away.

Remember, MAKE PLANS is the fifth color in the Time Prism Performance Spectrum because a goal without a plan is merely a wish without a hope.

You CAN achieve your greatest dreams and aspirations. Simply improve your TQ Make Plans Color.

"Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out..." ~ Robert Collier

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TQ Factor 5J "Thin Line"...

Determined vs. Unreliable is a choice — Your CHOICE!

There's a Thin Line between success and failure. Choose to take Factor 5J more often, and the following POSITIVE characteristics will automatically begin to accumulate and flow into to your performance—moving you TOWARDS the results you want and the success you desire.

Positives     Negatives

Choose to take this action infrequently, or not at all, and the opposing NEGATIVE traits will dominate your performance and sabotaging your success... moving you AWAY from achieving your goals and aspirations.

Think about it. How much more successful would you be if you were a little MORE Determined... and a little LESS Unreliable?

TQ Factor 5J CONTRIBUTION to your performance...

A high commitment suggests you are a person who can be counted on to complete your plans. You're that "one in a million" who sets a goal, makes a plan and then actually works the plan. You are methodical, with a high bias toward taking action. You continuously find a way to take the right action steps and discover the right way to proceed. When you hit a road block, you persevere until you find a way over, under, through or around the obstacle.

TQ Factor 5J COST to your performance...

A lack of commitment suggests you are someone who has a long list of plans that have never been completed. Many plans never get off the ground, because you haven't even taken the first step. Others are in varying stages of completion -- because you have either deviated from your original goal -- or are no longer following your current plan. Few of your plans achieve the outcome you originally predicted -- and with only limited success as your reward -- you lose the motivation to draft new ones.

TQ Factor 5J BENEFIT: You have more power...

Your plans succeed because you diligently pursue each to completion. You accumulate performance positives like "Determined, Industrious and Successful" -- immediately moving you towards the results you expect.

FAIL to do TQ Factor 5J: Less Power...

Your plans fail, because you fail to work your plans. Negatives like "Unreliable, Distracted and Undisciplined" start to take their toll on your performance -- quickly moving you away from the success you want.

Is Make Plans Factor 5J Causing You Problems?

If the answer is YES...

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If the answer is NO, select another Make Plans Factor from the list below...

The Full List of TQ Make Plans Factors

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5A I maintain a written action plan for each of my major goals.
5B I visualize the process for each new project from beginning to end, well before I start.
5C I review my options to make an informed decision before finalizing any plan.
5D I write my plans with defined steps that lead to specific, major objectives.
5E I integrate the steps of my plans into my schedule every day.
5F I plan every day from my Master List, to my To-Do List, to my Schedule... to done.
5G I block out time in my schedule to focus on my top priority for each day.
5H I schedule my day around my most productive time periods.
5I I plan at least one step ahead of where I am at any point in time.
5J I work my plans until I succeed or find a better way.

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