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Plan Backwards

Saturday, December 05, 2009

I went to a seminar this week on uncluttering the holidays. Perhaps the best advice to come out of the session was to "plan backwards". While the presentation was holiday based, this technique will work year round to make you life run easier.

Keeping in the holiday mindset, suppose you need to send a holiday present to a person who lives in California. You would like it to arrive on December 22 at the latest to allow for the Post Office to mess up and deliver it late, giving them two days lee way. This means you either have to pay a king's ransom to send it express mail or have it shipped by the 17th. To ship on the seventeenth, it should be packed and wrapped by the evening of the 16th. Since you tend to procrastinate with packing and wrapping, you should have purchased it by the 14th. Shopping never goes quite a smoothly as planned, the store is out of the item, you have to go to another store, it is at a different mall, it is backordered and will be in in three or four days. You should start shopping on the 9th or 10th. Since these are work days and you cannot take off, you better get to the mall today and buy that present or it will never get to California on time!

  
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SCHANY 12/5/2009 12:28PM

  Hey have you been following me?? sure sounds like something I need to do!

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GONE2BEACH101 12/5/2009 10:42AM

    Yep....agree!!

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If You Can See It, You Can Be It!

Friday, December 04, 2009

Ask a hundred people what the most powerful nation in the world is and most of them will respond with their native land. This is patriotic but wrong! The most powerful nation in the world is IMAGINATION!

Visitors to Walt Disney World in Florida often remark that is is a shame that Walt Disney did not live long enough to see Walt Disney World. People who knew Walt Disney will respond that he did see it, that's why it's there!

See things as you would like them to be and so it shall come to pass. Robet Kennedy liked to quote T. S. Elliot in saying "Most men see things as they are and ask 'why?'. I dream of things that never were and ask 'Why not?'.

  


Be yourself, nobody can do it for you!

Thursday, December 03, 2009

To be nobody but yourself--in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else-- means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.

- EE Cummings, poet

  
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NANCY- 12/3/2009 12:18PM

    Great quote.

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Create Your Own Circumstances!

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them.

- George Bernard Shaw, playwright

  
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BUTTONSMUM1 12/2/2009 12:09PM

    Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog too.
Your a star.
Much Love
Mx

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BUTTONSMUM1 12/2/2009 12:09PM

    This is so true, some folk think , it's easier to moan about the dark, than it is, to light one single candle.

Im right with ya.
Nice Blog.
Mx

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Control Your Destiny

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands - your own.

Mark Victor Hansen

  
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GOODYBAR58 12/1/2009 9:37AM

    I love it! It's an excellent suggestion.

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REILLYGIRRRL 12/1/2009 9:04AM

  Great, inspiring quote.

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