Academic journal article College Student Journal

Eight Ways to Take More Effective Control of Your Life

Academic journal article College Student Journal

Eight Ways to Take More Effective Control of Your Life

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This paper, entitled, "Eight Ways to Take More Effective Control of Your Life," provides some sound ideas regarding how to become more effective and efficient in your actions and your attitudes, by developing certain "choice" behaviors that should help you to avoid much stress and achieve greater success.

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Almost everybody seeks to develop a recipe for success. What follows is what the authors consider the "best of the best," for these ideas should be like a slipper that fits all, no matter if you're short or if you're tall.

1. Always ask yourself what you want. Then ask yourself if you really want it, and are you ready to do whatever it takes to get it.

2. Always ask yourself if what you want is achievable. As Henry Ford once said, "If you think you can, or you think you can't, you're absolutely right!"

3. Always give 100% of yourself, and never settle for anything less than your best. If you continually do your best, you will more likely win.

4. You must let go of the negative past if you really want to have a positive future.

5. Focus on what you want, and don't allow distractions to interfere, i.e., keep your eye on the target if you really want to hit the bull's eye. …

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