Stop using words that you keep repeating over and over again.
Rid of the words that are redundant.
Omit needless words.
If you can take a message and focus on simplification, you can capture the heart of the matter simply. When you begin to blur the main significance with wordiness and too much information you can cause confusion and loss of interest. Be concise and intentional. =)
Winston Churchill summed it up really well with his method:
- Strong Beginning (a key fact)
- Simple Language (down to earth talk)
- One Theme (the central idea)
- Pictures (metaphors and stories)
- Emotional Ending (engage heart and cast action)
I love to read. Even further, I love to read and then apply what I’ve learned. Here are a few things I got out of these habits.
Habit 3: Put First Things First
- The four quadrant time management slots. Mixes between urgent, not urgent, important/not important. We want to be in the prioritizer quadrant, even though we spend time being a procrastinator, slacker, or yes-man.
- Use a planner often or another method. I’ve been using a planner for almost two years. IT WORKS. I still forget things, but not very often because I write it down!
- What is interesting is that you can select your “big rocks” in the week by focusing on the role you play: student, friend, family, job, me, etc. Put your big rocks in first. I love that analogy. Consistency and planning are crucial
- Step out of your comfort zone and into the courage zone often. Adventure, risk, and challenge frequently happen more often. Fail forward and often. Do things no one else is willing to try.
You must be me-focused in practice and we-focused in play.
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