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  • Setting New Standards

    I recently posted the below question to the Ready4Anything group but I thought that I might get a little more response here:

    I've been re-listening to my GTD Fast CDs for the last
    week and Sunday morning on my way to church I heard
    Disk 5 Track 4 and I just listened to it over and
    over.

    In that particular track David talks about our
    addiction to stress (the disorder drug in Raedy for
    Anything chapter 30) and says that when many people
    start getting control of things in their life they
    will subconsciously begin to let things slip to get
    back to the level of stress that they are comfortable
    with. I agree with that. He goes on to say that we can
    set a new standard and stress level and that we can
    become addicted to that, in a much healthier way.
    (This is still all chapter 30 stuff here.) I agree
    with this and I see it in my own life. I now can't
    stand for something to sit in my inbox more than a day
    and I must do a weekly review every week.

    He goes on to say that this is what his "Leveraging
    Focus & Vision" seminar is all about - learning how to
    speed up the process of setting new standards. (Man, I
    want to attend one of those seminars but they never
    seem to be held near me.) He very quickly mentions
    getting a vision and focusing on it and then says, "I
    highly reccommend that you create a personal
    affirmation for yourself that you look at at least
    once a day."

    I need more information about this "daily
    affirmation". Since this ties in so well with chapter
    30 this seems like the time and place to ask. So, does
    anyone else here use a "daily affirmation"? What is
    it? How do you use it? How do you use it to set new
    standards for yourself? I would really like some help
    in this "reprogramming" area.

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    Ricky, the affirmation I use are the list of my values with a clarifying statement attached to each. I did this exercise through a Covey course and it is on my PDA for referral when I am facing a decision or just thinking about things. These are distinct from my goals. The clarifying statement is merely my definition of what the value means to me.

    I love the part of the CDs that you mention! I am still working on my vision.

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      Re: Setting New Standards

      Originally posted by stargazer_rick
      I need more information about this "daily
      affirmation". Since this ties in so well with chapter
      30 this seems like the time and place to ask. So, does
      anyone else here use a "daily affirmation"? What is
      it? How do you use it? How do you use it to set new
      standards for yourself? I would really like some help
      in this "reprogramming" area.
      I have a 3 x 5 card word template that I includes a small calendar of this month and next, and spaces to capture short notes if I don't have my handheld or tabletpc:

      - Weekly Planning:
      - Future Schedule:
      - Contacts:
      - To Do List Items:
      - Notes & References:

      And then on the back I list (which I try to review daily):

      Dream, Plan, Organize, Act, Evaluate
      - Values:
      - Personal Mission:
      - Roles:
      - Long Range Goals:
      - Work Harder At
      - Do More Of
      - Prayers:
      - Inspiration:

      I guess this is my application of Covey (I did this in the Plan Plus software add-on for Outlook) and then refererence it on my card.

      Steve

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