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If you’re interested in maximum achievement, read and apply these seven disciplines.
These disciplines are easy to implement. These disciplines are also easy not to implement. It’s your choice. Choose wisely.
1. MIND YOUR HOURS
Track your time at work occasionally to better understand how you’re investing it.
Successful people build planning into their lives. This must include scheduling time to think! Planning how time is invested is essential to success.
3. MAKE SUCCESS POSSIBLE
Be choosy about each day’s priority list and develop an accountability system that works. Make your to-do list like a contract. Small things done repeatedly have great power. Maybe have three things that will get done each day and three things that will push you toward accomplishing other things. People have a tendency to overcommit. Don’t.
4. KNOW WHAT IS WORK
It isn’t work if it isn’t advancing you or your employer toward its goals. Focus on what is important. Also, all kinds of things that don’t look like work are in fact great uses of time. An example is taking a walk to think. Be sure to schedule breaks to get up from your desk.
Your career will improve if you spend time every day trying to improve the tasks associated with your job. Practice is working at something repeatedly to become proficient. Turn practice into a daily habit.
6. PAY IN
It is no longer sufficient to be employed. You must remain employable and continually increase your career capital, which is the sum of your experience, knowledge, network, and personality characteristics. If your career capital is high, you can cash in at any time. Successful people develop the discipline of paying in to this account every day. The best way to pay in is to build up a network of people who are loyal to you.
7. PURSUE PLEASURE
Do what you love to do! Productivity is a function of joy. Joy comes from making progress toward goals that matter to you. Making progress on meaningful work boosts long-term performance. Successful people figure out how to invest hours pursuing pleasure and fewer hours doing what they don’t care about.
I know there’s a lot here to digest, but allow me to leave you with an important question for consideration:
What have you done today to increase your career capital and exposure?
If you’re having trouble answering this all-important question, maybe it’s time to re-evaluate your career and implement specific disciplines to improve your future.
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