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10 Commandments for a Good Life



A good life is when you assume nothing, do more, need less, smile often and
realize how fortunate you are right now. Its about the simple pleasures that
make you happy, the compassionate deeds you perform, the personal goals you
strive to achieve, the relationships you nurture and the legacy you leave behind.
So starting today, choose to take control. Here are ten commandments to help
you live a good life.
And in the end, its not the years in your life that count.
Its the life in your years.
- Abraham Lincoln
I. I am not perfect and I will not try to be.
Think of how many things dont get done in this world simply because people are
waiting for the perfect time, place and circumstance.
The real world doesnt reward perfectionists. It rewards people who get things
done. And the only way to get things done is to be imperfect 99% of the
time. (Read Too Perfect.)
ll. I cannot, and will not try, to please everyone.
No matter what you do or how you do it, there will always be people that
disagree with what youre doing. Thats life. So dont try please
everyone. Simply do what I know is right.
And remember, it doesnt matter how many people dont get it, it matters how
many people do.
III. I will take part in something I believe in.
This could be anything. Some people take an active role in their city council,
some find refuge in religious faith, some join social clubs supporting causes they
believe in and others find passion in their careers. In each case the
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psychological outcome is the same. They engage themselves in something they
strongly believe in. This engagement brings happiness and meaning into their
lives.
IV. I will prioritize my obligations and do important things first.
Set priorities for yourself and act accordingly. Its the only way to get things
done.
Its the only way to turn a dream into a reality. (Read Getting Things Done.)
V. I will choose my friends wisely.
Your friends are family you choose. So make sure you choose friends who are
worthy of your time and attention.
Surround yourself with people who reflect the person you want to be. Choose
friends who you are proud to know, people you admire, who love and respect you
people who make your day a little brighter simply by being in it.
VI. I will help others when I am able.
In life, you get what you put in.
When you make a positive impact in someone elses life, you also make a positive
impact in your own life. The more you help others, the more they will want to
help you.
VII. I will focus on the positive.
Positive thinking is at the forefront of every great success story. The mind
must believe it can do something before it is capable of actually doing it.
The way to overcome negative thoughts and destructive emotions is to develop
opposing, positive emotions that are stronger and more powerful. Listen to your
self-talk and replace negative thoughts with positive ones. Regardless of how a
situation seems, focus on the next positive step forward.
VIII. I can only be me.
Judy Garland once said, Always be a first rate version of yourself instead of a
second rate version of somebody else. Live by this statement.
There is no such thing as living in someone elses shoes. The only shoes you can
occupy are your own. If you arent being yourself, you arent truly living youre
merely existing. And ask yourself this: If you dont like who you really are, why
should I like you?
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Trying to be somebody youre not is not sexy. Be you. Thats when youre
beautiful.
IX. I will be here now.
Life is happening right now. Instead of dwelling on the past or worrying about
the future, practice being and living in the present moment.
Remember, right now is the only moment guaranteed to you. Right now is
life. Dont miss it. (Read Zen and the Art of Happiness.)
X. Life never gets any better, only my perception of it does.
The world around you changes when you change.
If you awake every morning with the thought that something wonderful will
happen in your life today, and you pay close attention, youll often find that
youre right. The opposite is also true. The choice is yours to make.

50 Ways To Get More Done Today

Work smarter not harder is one of the most popular catchphrases fueling the
information age. Yet most of us frequently overlook the fact that time is the
only true luxury we have in life. Being more productive doesnt make you
stronger, cooler, or wealthier. It allows you to get more done in less time so you
can use the time you save to get more enjoyment out of life.
Here are 50 ideas to help you do just that:
1. Do what you dont want to do first. If you handle the toughest tasks
first when your mind is fresh, youll get done quicker and make the rest of
the day more enjoyable.
2. Focus on high impact tasks. Figure out what will have the greatest
impact today, and make sure you address the most important stuff
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first. Dont get caught up in odd jobs, even those that seem urgent, unless
they are also important.
3. Dont confuse being busy with being productive. Stop and ask yourself
if what youre working on is worth the effort. Is it bringing you in the
same direction as your goals? (Read The Success Principles.)
4. Accept imperfections. Perfectionism is the enemy of completion. Dont
ignore the forest for the sake of one lonely tree. Most of the time small
imperfections arent even noticed, so dont waste all your time on them.
5. Create and refer to a TO-DONT list. A to-dont is a list of things not
to do. It might sound funny, but its useful for keeping track of
unproductive habits, like playing online flash games, checking Facebook,
etc.
6. Use productive shortcuts. There are productive shortcuts for almost
everything you do. Finding and using them can save you a few minutes here
and there on a daily basis. If you use a computer, learn the keyboard
shortcuts for the programs you use most often. If you can permanently
delegate one of your regular tasks to someone else, do it. Is there a route
to work with less traffic? Where can you hit two birds with one stone?
7. Narrow the number of ventures youre involved in. Productivity is not
usually my challenge, narrowing the number of ventures to be productive in
is. Even when you have the knowledge and ability to access super-
productive states, you get to a point where being simultaneously super-
productive on too many fronts at once causes all activities to slow down,
stand still and sometimes even slide backwards.
8. Pick-up the phone. Weve become so accustomed to communicating
digitally, sending emails, IMs and texts, etc. that we forget we can get
some tasks accomplished in a fraction of the time with one or two quick
phone calls.
9. Use technology to automate tasks. From creating email filters, to
automatically backing-up your hard drive, to automatic bill paying. The
more you automate, the more you can get done without with the same level
of effort.
10. Learn to search Google effectively. If Google is the portal to the
information superhighway, Googles advanced search operators are the
most efficient vehicles on the road. Once you learn them, you will find
what you seek in half the time, every time. For example, with Google, you
could search for life lessons site:www.marcandangel.com to find all of
the life lessons posted on our blog. Spending less time looking for
information means that you can get more done.
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11. Group similar tasks back-to-back. Switching gears between different
types of tasks can be tough. It takes most people several minutes to get
into a productive mental groove geared for a specific type of
task. Therefore, it makes sense to group similar tasks in an effort to
minimize the number of rough patches, and thus wasted time, between
task orders.
12. Pay attention and get it right the first time. The better listener you
are, the more you will learn. The more you learn now, the fewer questions
you will have later, and the less time you will spend searching for
answers. And obviously, doing things right the first time eliminates future
delays.
13. Eliminate all distractions for a set time. Distractions are
everywhere. They arrive via email, cell phone, coworker inquiry, etc. Ive
found that cutting out all distractions for a set time is one of the most
effective ways to get things done in less time. You cant remain in hiding
forever, but you can be nearly four times as productive while you are.
14. Plan ahead and start early. 10 minutes of dedicated time planning each
evening will save you from 30 minutes of ad-hoc preparation each
morning. Likewise, starting your morning on purpose 30 minutes early will
likely inject at least 60 additional productive minutes into your day. Think
about it.
15. Organize your space. How much time do you think the average person
wastefully spends searching for items theyve misplaced? Keeping both
your living and working spaces organized will undoubtedly allow you to get
thing done more efficiently.
16. Choose a dedicated spot. Dont put your car keys, cell phone, etc. in a
different spot each evening after work. Choose a dedicated spot and
make it a habit. There is nothing more frustrating in the morning than
looking for the stuff you need. Morning scavenger hunts are a huge waste
of time.
17. Productively use waiting time. Waiting time does not have to be wasted
time. When you are waiting at the doctors office, the post office, or on
hold for the next available representative, what simple tasks could you
complete while you wait? How about sorting through your snail mail or
email, writing those thank you notes youve been putting off, reading the
book you keep meaning to read, reviewing/editing your to-do lists, etc.
18. Stop over-analyzing things. There comes a time when you have to stop
evaluating something and just bite the bullet and do it. Contemplating
taking action isnt taking action. It gets nothing accomplished.
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19. Handle 2-minute tasks immediately. The 2 Minute Rule is single
greatest tip I picked up from David Allens book, Getting Things Done. If
you roughly estimate that a task is going to take you less than two minutes
to accomplish, do it right now. Its a waste of time and energy to keep
small tasks like this on your to-do list on in the back of your mind.
20. Make reservations. When a one minute phone call now can save one hour
of waiting later.
21. Ask more questions. The trial and error process can be a huge waste of
time. Often people view asking questions and relying on others as a
weakness, but they are sadly mistaken. Asking legitimate questions will
bring you closer to the people around you and likely save you a huge chunk
of time. Win-win.
22. Buy in bulk and cook in bulk. Buying stuff and cooking food are two of
the most common unplanned consumptions of time. Most people buy
replacements in small amounts only when they need them and think about
food only when theyre hungry. The problem is these issues will often
arise at inopportune times. The most efficient way Ive found to
counteract this is by doing bulk loads of both. I know Ill always need gas
in my vehicle. So instead of putting in $25 here and $25 there, I top off
my tank every time Im at the station regardless of the sticker
shock. Likewise, I know Im going to be hungry at lunch time every day
this week. So on Sundays Ill grill up five extra chicken breasts and make
a chicken wrap or sandwich for every day of the week.
23. Standardize common tasks. If you find yourself performing the same
set of tasks on a regular basis then it makes sense to establish an
efficient, standardized way of accomplishing them. Are certain tasks
easier to perform in the morning? Are there additional resources that can
be utilized only at a certain time? Its up to you to find an efficient
pattern, standardize it and follow it.
24. Stop consuming the headline news every day. Most news has no long
term value. Mainstream media primarily focuses on whats hot now
instead of what will be useful tomorrow.
25. Stop mindlessly browsing online ad infinitum. Web browsing is one of
the immense black holes in time spending. Before you realize it, you may
have spent hours browsing while generating very little value.
26. Turn off the TV. Nuff said.
27. Make better usage of commute times. Listen to audio books, make calls,
do some proactive time planning, etc. I use Evernote on my iPad and
capture tons of ideas and thoughts when Im commuting and traveling on
business.
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28. Write things down. Nobodys memory is perfect. If you dont take
notes and setup to-do lists for yourself you will end up wasting time
several minutes of time every day trying to remember things that would
have taken you seconds to write down.
29. Consolidate all daily errands into one trip. Consolidate all of your
errands into one trip instead of driving back and forth several times from
home to the store to home to the bank to home, etc.
30. Exercise daily. I know it sounds counter-intuitive. You have to spend
time exercising. But exercise boosts cognitive function, creativity,
problem solving and productivity. In fact a NASA study showed employees
who exercised daily worked at 100% efficiency after seven hours, while
those who didnt saw a 50% drop, meaning it took them twice as long to
accomplish the same thing. (Read The 4-Hour Body.)
31. Use a timer. I use a timer to limit the amount of time I spend on daily
tasks such as email, returning calls, cranking through my to-do lists,
etc. This keeps me from getting overly distracted from the truly
important tasks I must accomplish during the day.
32. Harness the power of teamwork. I heard a story once about some
horses that were in a competition to see which could pull the most
weight. One horse pulled 3,000 lbs and another one pulled 4,000
lbs. Someone suggested the horses team together to see how much they
could pull. Most guesses were in the 7,000 lb to 10,000 lb range but when
those two horses worked together, they pulled an amazing 20,000
lbs. Thats the power of teamwork. Good teamwork can get a large
project completed in an amazingly short amount of time.
33. Just say NO! While saying yes can take us down some wonderful roads,
theres also a ton of value in saying no. Were only given a certain amount
of hours in our lives; do you really want to give yours away so easily? If
you dont have to time to commit to a new project, complete a favor, or
serve on another committee, its a good idea to just say no.
34. Focus your attention on one thing at a time. Cutting out multitasking
(or multi-slacking as I call it) leaves you to focus more intently on one
task and finish it to completion, rather than having many tasks started and
nothing finished.
35. Create productivity triggers for yourself. If youre fighting yourself
every step of the way, forming diligent habits is hard. You need to create
triggers to help you out. A simple example would be packing your gym bag
the night before to keep you from having an excuse not to go to the
gym. Or put the books you need to take back to the library in front of the
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door, so you cant leave the house without seeing them and remembering
they need to be returned.
36. Touch inbox items only once. This one is difficult for most people
(myself included), but it really makes a difference. For new email or other
communications, look over it and decide what to do with it right away:
archive, respond, flag for follow-up, etc. Regardless of how you process
communications, just make sure you deal with them once rather than
wasting time by looking at them without taking decisive action.
37. Clean up your inbox. Your inbox (email and otherwise) should only be for
priority communication; otherwise it just wastes your time. Set-up email
filters to keep things organized and filter spam in your email inbox (heres
how in Gmail).
38. Use time multipliers. Effective delegation of lower priority tasks is a
time multiplier. Eliminating time wasting activities is a time
multiplier. Screening phone calls is a time multiplier. By practicing
creative procrastination on anything that doesnt propel you toward your
goals, you can multiply the amount of time you have to achieve those goals.
39. Relocate closer to your place of employment. In every major city in
the world there are people traveling over an hour to reach their work
destination from home. This is a huge chunk of time that could be used
far more productively.
40. Avoid meetings. Not all meetings are a waste of time, but many are. If
you frequently spend time in meetings, but would rather be doing your
actual work instead of listening to other people talk about things they
could have sent you in an email, see if you can get out of some of those
meetings. Youll get a lot more done.
41. Let your mouse do the walking. Shop online, rent movies online, pay bills
online, etc. Its so much more efficient.
42. Keep it simple. Keep your to-do lists and planning simple, and dont waste
time playing with new tools. Theres always going to be shiny programs
that promise to make your day faster and more efficient. Stick with one,
and learn to rely on it.
43. Tell other people and hold yourself accountable. Its always a smart
thing to tell people what youre working on. If you tell your colleagues or
friends that youre going to get something done, it motivates you to see it
through to completion. People who have a support system almost always
find it easier to make things happen.
44. Hire someone. Sometimes it makes more sense to hire someone to do
something, especially if your time is worth more money than youre paying
that person. For example, if I have a large yard that would take me five
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hours to maintain (its pretty big), it makes more sense for me to pay
someone as I can earn more during those 5 hours by working. Other things
you might pay someone for: other home maintenance projects, washing
your car, doing errands or laundry, doing your taxes just about anything
where doing it yourself isnt cost-effective.
45. Spend minutes now to save hours later. During happy hour last Friday I
spent some time listening to one of my colleagues confess her utter
distaste for the Windows 7 Start menu. The system is organized all
wrong. The programs I need are buried and the ones I never use are right
at my finger tips. I waste so much time digging through menus, she
said. But you can easily rearrange that, I replied. She looked down with
a despondent expression on her face. I know, she said. Someone else
told me that too, but I havent taken the time to figure it out. Bottom
line: Sometimes you have to spend a few minutes now to save hours of
grief in the future.
46. Practice the 80/20 rule. Generally speaking, the 80/20 Rule states that
80% of our results come from 20% our actual work, and conversely, that
we spend most of our energy doing things that arent important. Figure
out what that 20% is comprised of and focus as much of your energy as
you can on it. (Read The 4-Hour Workweek.)
47. Time box. Assign a set amount of time per day to work on a specific task
or project. Focus entirely on that one thing during that timeframe. Dont
worry about finishing it, just worry about giving it your undivided attention
for the set timeframe. (This is the opposite of having fixed goals. For
example, you dont get up until youve written a thousand words, or
processed 25 orders, or whatever.)
48. Remove information sources containing little value. Unsubscribe from
RSS feeds and newsletters that give no bang for their buck, and set up
quick email filters to delete or de-prioritize the junk mail that isnt easy
to unsubscribe from.
49. Dont underestimate the time it takes to do something. Know the
opportunity cost of your actions and how long something will truly take to
do. All things being equal, the best solution is the one that takes the least
amount of total time (including maintenance time for fixing and support).
What might have been a great idea with an hour of projected work would
likely be a horrible idea if it took all day.
50. Start now. In the end, all the tips in the world wont make as productive
as you could be if you simply started to get things done right now. Dont
waste another minute! START!

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50 Things You Need To Give Up Today

When you stop chasing the wrong things, you give the right things a chance to
catch you.
So starting today
1. Give up trying to be perfect. The real world doesnt reward
perfectionists, it rewards people who get things done. Read Getting
Things Done.
2. Give up comparing yourself to others. The only person you are
competing against is yourself.
3. Give up dwelling on the past or worrying too much about the future.
Right now is the only moment guaranteed to you. Right now is life. Dont
miss it.
4. Give up complaining. Do something about it.
5. Give up holding grudges. Grudges are a waste of perfect happiness.
6. Give up waiting. What we dont start today wont be finished by
tomorrow. Knowledge and intelligence are both useless without action.
7. Give up lying. In the long-run the truth always reveals itself. Either you
own up to your actions or your actions will ultimately own you.
8. Give up trying to avoid mistakes. The only mistake that can truly hurt
you is choosing to do nothing simply because youre too scared to make a
mistake.
9. Give up saying, I cant. As Henry Ford put it, Whether you think you
can or you think you cant, you are right.
10. Give up trying to be everything to everyone. Making one person smile
can change the world. Maybe not the whole world, but their world. Start
small. Start now.
11. Give up thinking youre not ready. Nobody ever feels 100% ready when
an opportunity arises. Because most great opportunities in life force us to
grow beyond our comfort zones, which means we wont feel totally
comfortable at first.
12. Give up setting small goals for yourself. Many people set small goals
because theyre afraid to fail. Ironically, setting these small goals is what
makes them fail.
13. Give up trying to do everything by yourself. You are the sum of the
people you spend the most time with. If you work together, you will be far
more capable and powerful than you ever could have been alone.
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14. Give up buying things you dont need. Manage your money wisely so your
money does not manage you. Do not spend to impress others. Do not live
life trying to fool yourself into thinking wealth is measured in material
objects. Read I Will Teach You To Be Rich.
15. Give up blaming others for your troubles. The extent to which you can
live your dream life depends on the extent to which you take responsibility
for your life. When you blame others for what youre going through, you
deny responsibility you give others power over that part of your life.
16. Give up making mountains out of molehills. One way to check if
something is worth mulling over is to ask yourself this question: Will this
matter in one years time? Three years? Five years? If not, then its not
worth worrying about.
17. Give up trying to live up to the expectations of others. Work on it for
real and exceed your own expectations. Everything else will fall into place.
18. Give up the easy street mentality. There is too much emphasis on
finding a quick fix in todays society. For example taking diet pills to lose
weight instead of exercising and eating well. No amount of magic fairy
dust replaces diligent, focused, hard work.
19. Give up making promises you cant keep. Dont over-promise. Over-
deliver on everything you do.
20. Give up letting your thoughts and feelings bottle up inside. People are
not mind readers. They will never know how you feel unless you tell them.
21. Give up beating around the bush. Say what you mean and mean what you
say. Communicate effectively.
22. Give up avoiding change. However good or bad a situation is now, it will
change. Thats the one thing you can count on. So embrace change and
realize that change happens for a reason. It wont always be easy or
obvious at first, but in the end it will be worth it.
23. Give up your sense of entitlement. Nobody is entitled to anything in
this world. We are all equal. We breathe the same air. We get what we
give. We get what we earn.
24. Give up waiting until the last minute. Those who fail to plan, plan to fail.
25. Give up being dramatic. Stay out of other peoples drama and dont
needlessly create your own.
26. Give up being anti-athletic. Get your body moving! Simply take a long,
relaxing walk or commit 30 minutes to an at-home exercise program like
the P90X workout.
27. Give up junk food. You are what you eat. Read The 4-Hour Body.
28. Give up eating as a means of entertainment. Dont eat when youre
bored. Eat when youre hungry.
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29. Give up foolish habits that you know are foolish. Dont text and
drive. Dont drink and drive. Dont smoke. Etc.
30. Give up relationships with people who bring you down. Saying no to
right people gives you the time and resources required to say yes to
right opportunities. Spend time with nice people who are smart, driven and
likeminded.
31. Give up being shy. Network with people. Meet new people. Ask
questions. Introduce yourself.
32. Give up worrying about what others think of you. Unless youre trying
to make a great first impression (job interview, first date, etc.), dont let
the opinions of others stand in your way. What they think and say about
you isnt important. What is important is how you feel about yourself.
33. Give up trying to control everything. Life is an unpredictable
phenomenon. No matter how good or bad things seem right now, we can
never be 100% certain what will happen next. So do you best with whats
in front of you and leave the rest to the powers above you.
34. Give up doing the same thing over and over again. In order to grow,
you must expand your horizons and break free of your comfort zone. If
you keep doing what youre doing, youll keep getting what youre getting.
35. Give up following the path of least resistance. Life is not easy,
especially when you plan on achieving something worthwhile. Dont find the
easy way out. Do something extraordinary.
36. Give up persistent multi-tasking. Do one thing at a time and do it right.
37. Give up thinking others are luckier than you. The harder you work, the
luckier you will become.
38. Give up filling every waking moment with commitments and activities.
Its okay to be alone. Its okay to do nothing sometimes. Think. Relax.
Breathe. Be.
39. Give up making emotional decisions. Dont let your emotions trump your
intelligence. Slow down and think things through before you make any life-
changing decisions.
40. Give up doing the wrong things just because you can get away with
it. Just because you can get away with something doesnt mean you
should do it. Think bigger. Keep the end in mind. Do what you know in
your heart is right.
41. Give up focusing on what you dont want to happen. Focus on what you
do want to happen. Positive thinking is at the forefront of every great
success story. If you awake every morning with the thought that
something wonderful will happen in your life today, and you pay close
attention, youll often find that youre right.
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42. Give up taking yourself so seriously. Few others do anyway. So enjoy
yourself and have a little fun while you can.
43. Give up spending your life working in a career field youre
notpassionate about. Life is too short for such nonsense. The right
career choice is based on one key point: Finding hard work you love
doing. So if you catch yourself working hard and loving every minute of it,
dont stop. Youre on to something big. Because hard work aint hard when
you concentrate on your passions. Read The 4-Hour Workweek.
44. Give up thinking about the things you dont have. Appreciate
everything you do have. Many people arent so lucky.
45. Give up doubting others. People who are determined do remarkable
things. Remember, the one who says it cant be done should never
interrupt the one doing it.
46. Give up fussing with every beauty product on the market. Good looks
attracts the eyes. Personality attracts the heart. Be proud to be
you. Thats when youre beautiful.
47. Give up trying to fit in. Dont mold yourself into someone youre not. Be
yourself. Oftentimes, the only reason they want you to fit in is that once
you do they can ignore you and go about their business.
48. Give up trying to be different for the sake of being different.
Nonconformity for the sake of nonconformity is conformity. When people
try too hard to be different, they usually end up being just like everyone
else who is trying to be different. Once again, be yourself.
49. Give up trying to avoid risk. Theres no such thing as risk
free. Everything you do or dont do has an inherent risk.
50. Give up putting your own needs on the back burner. Yes, help others,
but help yourself too. If there was ever a moment to follow your passion
and do something that matters to you, that moment is now.
And remember, mistakes make us human, failures help us grow, hope keeps us
going and love is the reason were alive. So keep learning, loving and
living. Never give up on yourself.
I Will Do One Thing Today To-Do List
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This morning I informed my colleagues that I had only one thing on my to-do list. Two of
them chuckled, a few of them rolled their eyes, but every one of them assumed I would
spend most of my day slacking off. They changed their minds, however, when our boss
sent out a mass email this afternoon praising me for resolving a principal issue that my
colleagues had been sidestepping all week long.
In my bosss eyes, the one thing on my to-do list was more important than the fifty other
things my colleagues had accomplished during the same timeframe.
A Commitment to One Thing a Day
Some people spend 90% of their time organizing their time. Some tackle to-do lists
peppered with insignificance that stretch a mile long. And still, there are others who
refuse to do anything at all.
As for me, I am committed to doing one thing a day, and that has made all the difference.
The One Thing To-Do List
What one thing will you do today?
Get out a blank sheet of paper and a pen. Write I will do one thing today! in big letters
across the page. Then list your one thing at the bottom. It should look something like
this:
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Make your own I Will Do One Thing Today to-do list every morning and get it done
before you get sidetracked with unimportant stuff.
Give the Gift of Simplicity
Our friend Kit over at Pretty Bitter has taken the idea of a one thing to-do list a step
further. He has created 23 sticky notepads with the phrase I will do one thing today.
pre-printed on each note. Even better yet, theyre only $1.99. They make great gifts for
colleagues and friends. Check them out!
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FEBRUARY 7TH, 2011 @ 12:11 AM BY: MARC
30 Ways to Make Today a Good Day

One today is worth two tomorrows.
-Benjamin Franklin
Yesterday is history and tomorrow is merely a figment of your imagination. So if you
think about it, today is the only day youre truly alive. Heres how to make it a good one:
1. Get started a few minutes early.
2. Work on something thats meaningful to you.
3. Complete an important piece of unfinished business.
4. Spend time with positive, friendly people.
5. Do something nice for someone else.
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6. Be present. Focus on where you are, what youre doing and who youre with right
now.
7. Do one thing at a time. (Read Getting Things Done.)
8. Listen to your self-talk. When you hear negative thoughts, think about the positive
side of things.
9. Smile, even when theres no pressing reason to do so.
10. Unplug. Entertain yourself with real-world experiences.
11. Go somewhere new. See something new. Meet someone new.
12. Do something that makes you laugh.
13. Challenge your mind. Learn a new skill.
14. Challenge your body. Exercise for 30 minutes. (Read The 4-Hour Body.)
15. Let someone help you.
16. Clear a little clutter by getting rid of something you dont need.
17. Be honest with yourself and those around you.
18. Dont compare yourself to others. Instead, let them inspire you.
19. Spend a few minutes alone in silence, just thinking.
20. Focus on solutions.
21. Keep an open mind to new ideas and information.
22. Handle important two-minute tasks immediately.
23. Stay out of other peoples drama. And dont needlessly create your own.
24. Say, Please, Thank you, Im sorry and I love you, when you should.
25. Dont try to please everyone. Just do what you know is right.
26. Eat a healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner.
27. Savor the natural joy of simple pleasures.
28. Notice whats right with the world.
29. Focus on all the things you already have, think about them and appreciate them.
30. Get to sleep a little earlier tonight so youre well rested tomorrow.
And remember, a smile is the most beautiful curve on the human body. So go now and
strut your stuff.