July 2, 2011

TODAY MATTERS

I love going to the library.  I went a few days ago and picked up an armload of books (not a box-full this time!).  One of those books is by John C. Maxwell entitled Today Matters: 12 Daily Practices to Guarantee Tomorrow's Success.

To keep with the positivity theme (see last post), here are randomly selected take-away tips I got from this book.  Enjoy!

TODAY MATTERS
By John C. Maxwell

The secret of your success is determined by your daily agenda.


You will never change your life until you change something you do daily.

Good Decisions (MINUS) Daily Disciple (EQUALS) A Plan without a Payoff
Daily Discipline (MINUS) Good Decisions (EQUALS) Regimentation without Reward
Good Decisions (PLUS) Daily Discipline (EQUALS) A Masterpiece of Potential

When it comes to change, there are really only three kinds of people:
1. Those who don't know what to do
2. Those who know what to do but don't do it
3. Those who know what to do and follow through


ELIMINATE THESE WORDS
I can’t
If only
I don’t think
I don’t have the time
Maybe
I’m afraid
I don’t believe

SAY THESE INSTEAD
I can
I will
I know
I will make the time
Absolutely
I’m confident
I’m sure 

2 comments:

Steno Doll said...

I love this! It's easy to get tired and frustrated and slip into negative thoughts. I don't think people (including myself, for a long time) realize how much damage negative thoughts can do. This is as important to remember as any of our briefs! Thank you for the great post!

Steno Nerd (AKA Christine) said...

Thanks, Steno Doll! I agree that being positive is just as (maybe even more so!) important as learning all our many helpful briefs.

By the way, love your blog! Especially the "Bunny Slippers" post. Being a broadcast captioner working from home is my dream job... that I will make a reality! :D

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