Every time you
complete a task of any kind, your brain releases a small quantity
of endorphins. This natural morphine gives you a sense of
well-being and elation. It makes you feel happy and peaceful. It
stimulates your creativity and improves your personality. It is
nature's "wonder drug."
Everyone wants to
feel like a winner. And feeling like a winner requires that you
win. You get a feeling of being a winner by completing a task 100
percent. When you do this repeatedly, eventually you develop the
habit of completing the tasks that you begin. When this habit of
task completion locks in, your life will begin to improve in ways
that you cannot imagine.
The Pain of
If you have ever
had a major assignment that you have put off, you know what I am
referring to. The longer you wait to get started on an assignment
and the closer the deadline approaches, the greater stress you
experience. It can start to keep you up at night until you finally
launch into the task and push it through to completion; you feel a
great sense of relief and well-being. It is almost as if nature
rewards you for everything that you do that is positive and life
enhancing. At the same time, nature penalizes you with stress and
dissatisfaction when you fail to do the tasks that move you toward
the goals and results that are important to you.
One of the most
popular movements in modern management is toward a "balanced
scorecard." Using these scorecards, every person, at every level of
the business is encouraged to identify the key performance measures
that indicate success and then give themselves scores every day and
every week in each of those key performance indicators. The most
important point. The very act of identifying a number or indicator
and then paying close attention to it will cause you to improve
your performance in that area.
The third C,
after commitment and completion, is "closure." This is the
difference between an "open loop" and a "closed loop." Bringing
closure to an issue in your personal or business life is absolutely
essential for you to feel happy and in control of your situation.
Lack of closure-unfinished business, an incomplete action of any
kind-is a major source of stress, dissatisfaction, and even failure
in business. It consumes enormous amounts of physical and emotional
Perhaps the most
important ability in the world of work is "dependability." Nothing
will get you paid more and promoted faster than to develop a
reputation for getting your tasks done quickly, done well, and on
schedule. Whatever your goals, make a list of all the tasks you
will have to accomplish in the achievement of those goals. Put a
deadline on every one of those tasks.
single measure - your key performance indicator - that you can use
to grade your progress and success in each area of your life. Refer
to it daily.
Brian Tracy's "Time Mastery"
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