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The Ultimate Time-Management System 

 1. Get two pieces of paper.

 2. On the first page, write the words "The only thing I have to do today.  

 3. On the second page, make a fairly comprehensive to-do list—anything that you want to get done in the next week or so. 

 4. Choose one item to work on first. Rewrite it on the first page. 

 5. Actually do whatever you've written down 

6. When you complete that item,cross it off on both lists 

7. Repeat steps 4-7. 

                 Being overwhelmed is just a thought. 

"Effectiveness in life does not come from focusing on what is automatic, easy, or natural for us. Rather, it is the result of how we consciously strive to meet life’s harder challenges, grow beyond our comforts, and deliberately work to overcome our biases and preferences, so that we may understand, love, serve, and lead others." 

You can ask anyone for anything

 when you make it okay for them to say "no."

 One of the things that can make it considerably easier to face up to the possibility of a strong

 "no" is knowing that this response invariably comes from one of three places:

 1. Other people's fear that you will "make" them hear something they don't want

 to hear or do something they don't want to do

 2. A lack of information or understanding about how what you 're asking vv•ill be of

 benefit to them, either directly or indirectly

 3. A genuine awareness on their part that they don't want to be, do, or have what

 you're requesting.