The Schedule Slinky
An event occurs, you get off track, and your SCHEDULE SUFFERS.
Once you get behind you become consumed with catching up and your THOUGHTS SCATTER.
As your thoughts become scattered, you lose focus, it becomes easy to get overwhelmed and your ATTITUDE FALTERS.
As your attitude starts to fall apart, your PRODUCTION SLOWS.
Finally, because over time you’ve had great results and now you don’t, your SELF-ESTEEM CRASHES.
The solution is to REFOCUS yourself and put your self-esteem into your work habits and not your production. A schedule is being where you’re supposed to be, doing what you’re supposed to be doing and doing the little things right. It doesn’t have anything to do with producing or not.
Here is the positive slinky effect:
First you convince yourself that as long as you are on schedule then you are doing a good job and immediately you gain confidence and your SELF-ESTEEM INCREASES.
Now you are feeling better and purely focused on doing what you said you would do when you said you would do it and you get back ON SCHEDULE.
Once you are back in the right places at the right times, it becomes easier to perform and your THOUGHTS REFOCUS.
Now that you have control of your previously wandering thoughts, your ATTITUDE IMPROVES.
Because you have a great attitude, the numbers game takes effect and often the next thing to happen is your PRODUCTION INCREASES.
That is why SCHEDULE IS YOUR LIFELINE.