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the days dissappear!

Bob Phair rphair at ix.netcom.com
Thu May 1 21:05:50 EST 1997

Do one thing each day, no matter how small, that moves you toward your
personal long term goals. If you can manage a big thing, all the better.
If you don't know what your goals are, start by taking a day for
yourself and writing your goals.

Listen to Brian Tracy on goals and discipline. His tapes are from
Nightingale - Conant and they may well be the best $60 you'll ever
spend. You can find them on the Web.

Somewhat cheaper, if you can take the religious overtone, is a great
book by Steven Covey. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. Every
bookstore has this book. His idea of identifying your life roles,
setting long term goals for each, and then scheduling a week at a time
works wonders. Even if you just read his parable of the jar and the
rocks, you will more than get your money's worth.

These two resources changed my life.

There are plenty of human and electronic employment resources out there,
but you really need to get control of your time and your life, first.
Your note sounds very much like you are spending your days and nights
working toward someone else's goals. This will burn you out really fast!
Stop and think! This is, after all, *your* life. What do you want it to
be about?

Success is tons of (self) discipline. (Tracy)

Good luck!


Robert D. Phair, Ph.D.  rphair at ix.netcom.com
BioInformatics Services  http://www.webcom.com/rphair
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