Significance of Evaluating

The Significance of Evaluating any task or activity is how we will determine what our next task or activity should be. The mark of the superior thinker is their ability to accurately predict the consequences of doing or not doing a particular task or activity. The consequences of any task or activity are the key determinants of how important the task or activity really is to us and our business.

Harvard University’s Doctor Edward Banfield concluded after more than 50 years of research, that having a long time perspective is the most accurate single predictor of upward social and economic mobility in business and especially in today’s economy.

Our attitude towards time has an enormous impact on our behavior and choices. Business leaders who take the long view of their businesses always seem to make much better decisions about their time and activities than business people who give very little thought to the future.

Successful CEO’s and Business Leaders have a clear picture of the future. They think five even ten years out into the future. They analyze their choices and behaviors in the present to make sure that they are consistent with the long term future that they desire. Having a clear idea of what is really important to us in the long term makes it much easier for us to make better decisions about our priorities in the short term.

Something that is important has long term consequences. Something that is unimportant has few or no long term consequences. Before starting on anything, we should always ask ourselves, “What are the consequences of doing or not doing this task or activity?”

The clearer we are about our future intentions, the greater influence that clarity will have on what we do in the moment. With a clear long term vision, we are much more capable of evaluating an activity or task in the present and to assure that it is consistent with where we truly want to end up with in the future.

If there is a task or activity with a large positive consequences, make it a top priority and get started on it immediately. If there is something that may have large negative consequences if it is not done quickly and well, that becomes a top priority as well.

Motivation requires motive. The greater the positive impact that an action or behavior of ours may have on our life, once we define it clearly, the more motivated we will be to overcome procrastination and get it done quickly.

Thinking continually about the consequences of our choices, decisions and behaviors is one of the very best ways for us to determine our true priorities in both our work and personal lives.

“Remember, Success is always Within Reach”

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