Success Today #31

Three colleagues working in meeting room, surrounded by crumpled paper

Procrastination and self control.

Rhoda, A university student at the University of Nairobi was doing two units last semester. In one unit, she was given three term papers to work on and submit by the end of the semester. Also in the other unit, she was given three term papers to work on and submit the first at the end of 4 weeks, the second at the end of 8 weeks and the third at the end of week 12. She did performed poorly in the unit she where the term papers were to be submitted just at the end of the semester.

There is more power in setting deadlines when it comes to doing something. If you fail to do this, you may be pretty sure of failure.

What then do you do if you fail to meet your set goals? Set serious punishments. Deny yourself the luxuries you always enjoy for a week maybe. You will surely meet the target.

Zin and Phin had always been good friends in the university. Zin had a plan to start a small business. She had a good business plan, well drafted and was just ready to start it but he always was afraid to. So Phin asked him to make him a promise that if by the end of 2 weeks he will not be on with the business, Zin started the business just at the end of the first one week.

Learn to set time-lines and punishments if you miss to achieve the set time-line.

Happy success today.

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