My Method of Navigation Planning and Structure - adapted from The Law of Navigation by John C. Maxwell
2. I Determine your primary purpose. What͛s the big picture? What are you trying to do?
3. I Assess the situation. Understand where you sit before trying to develop a strategy.
4. I Prioritize the needs. Make sure the team agrees on the most important goals.
5. I Ask the right questions. Ask about market, leadership, revenue, reporting, evaluation.
6. I Set specific goals. Write goals that are realistic, measurable, convictional.
7. I Clarify and communicate. Communication links planning and implementation.
8. I Identify possible obstacles. Mentally walk through all you are trying to pull off.
9. I Have an open system approach to your planning. Be sympathetic to your environment.
10. I Schedule everything you can. Get things on the calendar and set deadlines.
11. I Budget everything you can. Determine both the costs and due dates of projects.
12. I Monitor and correct. Progress is like a canoe trip; constantly adjust your course.
13. I Study the results. Evaluation prevents stagnation and exaggeration.
Remember, anyone can steer the ship, but it takes a leader to chart the course - John C. Maxwell
"Commenting on the difference between the disciplined and the undisciplined way, he wrote, Nothing was ever achieved without discipline; and many an athlete and many a man has been ruined because he abandoned discipline and let himself grow slack.
Coleridge is the supreme tragedy of indiscipline. Never did so great a mind produce so little. He left Cambridge University to join the army; but he left the army; he returned to Oxford and left without a degree.
He began a paper called The Watchman which lived for ten numbers and then died. It has been said of him: "He lost himself in visions of work to be done, that always remained to be done. Coleridge had every poetic gift but one—the gift of sustained and concentrated effort."
In his head and in his mind he had all kinds of books. But the books were never composed outside Coleridge's mind, because he would not face the discipline of sitting down to write them out.
No one ever reached any eminence, and no one having reached it ever maintained it, without discipline."
from "Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life" by Donald S. Whitney
from "Great at Work: How Top Performers Do Less, Work Better, and Achieve More" by Morten Hansen
The value equation hinges on three components. The first of these has to do with how much your work benefits other people or your organization. The phrase "benefits to others" can mean contributing to your department, your office, a colleague, your company, your customers, your clients, or your suppliers (or even to the community or environment). The benefits themselves can take various forms, including enabling others to do their jobs better, helping create new products, or devising better methods for getting work done.
The second component of value is the quality of your work—the degree of accuracy, insight, novelty, and reliability of your work output.
The final component of value is how efficiently you work.
To produce great value at work is to create output that benefits others tremendously and that is done efficiently and with high quality.
Although you might enjoy listening, reading, or doing, there's no compelling evidence that you learn better that way—and sometimes we actually learn more when we're out of our comfort zone.
Plus, many tasks aren't suited to every mode of learning: "You can't visualize a perfect French accent."
Q5. In what areas of life should you emphasize good works?
In other words, to glorify God means to act in ways that show he matters most in each decision you make. It is to have ultimate regard for him in all that you do, coming from love for him.
Not me. I think about controlling my own mind.
I control it.
How do I do something? DO IT!
How do I get up earlier? GET UP EARLIER!
How do I stop eating sugar? STOP EATING SUGAR!!
How do I work out every day? WORK OUT EVERYDAY!!
It's all about controlling my mind.
It's all about being tougher.
How do I get tougher? BE TOUGHER!!!
I have to have control over my mind. I have to assert it.
I have to decide that I am going to be in control, that I am gone Ng to do what I want to do.
Weakness doesn't get a vote. Laziness doesn't get a vote. Sadness doesn't get a vote. Frustration doesn't get a vote.
Take ownership of your life.
Someone didn't do something they were supposed to do for you? TAKE OWNERSHIP, LOOK INSIDE YOU. WHAT WORDS WERE YOU SAYING TO YOURSELF AND OTHERS?
STOP LOOKING FOR WAYS TO BE OFFENDED"