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Right Choices

Sometimes it’s hard to know what to do to do the right thing.  I mean…life and the choices it presents aren’t always black and white.  Right?  It would be so simple if that weren’t true.

But, the truth is life is about figuring it out not getting it handed to you.  You definitely have to work at it on a daily basis or before you know it you will be years behind.  A little effort each day will definitely keep you ahead of being overwhelmed.

On the other hand, even just a little effort on the wrong things doesn’t make for a life that’s right.  It’s like the contrast between the words, efficiency and effectiveness, and what they mean in this case.  Efficiency is about doing things at the right time in the right amount of time.  Effectiveness, on the other hand, is about doing right things in the right way.  When you are both efficient and effective, your life will be right on schedule.

When considering what to do to be efficient, adapt the time management ideas that can be of help.  One great source for those kind of ideas is a book entitled, Never Check Email in the Morning, by Julie Morgenstern.  When it comes to effectiveness, it’s all about getting organized.  Another book by the same author can be of help:  When Organizing Isn’t Enough, SHED Your Stuff, Change Your Life.

All of that said, one of the best thoughts I’ve heard about making generally right choices in life is from Charles Dickens.  “Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires, a touch that never hurts.”

Sounds right to me!

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