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The majority of the people that I have been around in my life or one level below that amount go off in tangents constantly . Picture this in you minds eye . Think of the main things as priorities and as being important . Think of the main things as being the main paved highway which gets you from where your at to where your going . The more time you waste boondocing and toolyhopping and four wheel driving for the fun of it out on this dirt road without paying attention to the map ; and then on that dirt road and that other dirt road ; the longer it will take you to accomplish your goal . Your goal is to go from point a to point b preferably in a straigt line with controled urgency as effeciently and effectively as humanly possible .

Let me tell you what I think controled urgency is about and means to me . It means go medium fast . I noticed about my self and made an observation about multiple other people that when you get out of control and are in a hurry and go to fast that you immediately tend to start making mistakes . When you go slow too frequently you tend to think and feel like it is taking forever to get somewhere and feel like you are making head way .

Progress is what excites people . You don't have to make it all the way up that big mountain to your goal to be or get excited about how it's going . Split the big project up into smaller , less overwhelming and more attainable sub goals and sub projects .

Wow , see how easy it is to go off on a tangent . Ok back to the main highway . Try to be less distracted and stay focused . The reason I didn't say try to not be distracted is because we are human with curiosity and fax me a notice the next time or the first time you come across even one person who never gets distracted .

Here is and exception which is in alignment with the concept and idea that sometimes it's more important to focus on the priority , object and core valus than the goal at hand ( including you current task or project ) . Lets say that you are having a day that is not perfect . Wow , what are the odds ? It has happened right . Ok you get interupted by something else . You think about it and it's more important than what your doing . Stop what you're doing right . Nope , wrong . Wait until you come to a reasonable good stopping point , then paper clip to the outside of your file a dated note of the last thing you did and what you should do next . Do this while its fresh on your mind . If you put the paper in the file in the future you might forget that it is pending .


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