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Another great post… 20 Things Learned in Life

Category : life balance

I also came across today another great post that has more to offer to those seeking a 4HWW-enriched life. From the Dumb Little Man blog comes “20 Things I’m Glad Life Taught Me“. Some of the nuggets:

  • You must create and look for opportunities: Opportunities rarely ever come knocking on the door of someone who’s not seeking them. You have to create and seek opportunities for yourself. You have to take the initiative to get the ball rolling and the doors opening.
  • Negativity will only bring more of it: When you focus only on negativity, obviously that’s all you will see. You will not seek out positivity, and even when positivity comes into your life, you’ll look for the negative part of it.
  • Where you are does not determine where you can go: It doesn’t matter if you’re homeless or living in a mansion, poor or rich, or if you have a 4.0 grade point average or “failing”, it won’t make any difference in the future. There are countless rags to riches stories to back this point up. If you have the drive and talents, you can go anywhere. You create your own limitations and horizon.

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Comments (3)

Sorry, I have to disagree about one part.

Figuring out how to do a lot of things more efficiently is like wanting to work for yourself, rather than owning the business.

Think differently. Avoid the issue, go around it, deflect it, ignore it, turn around… do whatever you can to get out of doing it in the first place.

I think it’s terribly important to always be in this frame of mind: think not only about what you have to do, but WHY you’re having to do it. If you don’t have to do it, don’t. Be proactive and assertive. Always think: “My time on earth is limited. Do I want to use up X minutes of that irretrievable time sorting my inbox?” I’d rather spend 30 minutes coming up with the auto response that can’t be argued with and can’t be taken the wrong way. 3/4ths of your email will disappear and you’ve saved yourself hours of time wasting each week.

Oops! I meant to post that under the “50 tricks” post, not the “20 things learned” post.

I completely agree with you! And in fact, my next post is focused on effective time management… for the purpose of eliminating tasks altogether. Three thumbs up for that post.

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