The pyramid in Fig. 4.1 identifies the steps that lead from identifying values to accomplishing daily tasks ( Smith, 1994). Everything starts with values, which are sometimes called principles or beliefs. Long-term goals are
developed by translating principles and beliefs into long-term achievements.
Long-term goals, in turn, are attained through a series of intermediate goals.
Finally, the intermediate goals are attained through a series of specific,
goal-oriented daily tasks.
FIG. 4.1. The productivity pyramid ( Smith, 1994).
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Book title: Motivation and Learning Strategies for College Success:A Self-Management Approach.
Contributors: Myron H. Dembo - Author.
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Place of publication: Mahwah, NJ.
Publication year: 2000.
Page number: 67.
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