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Success by Knowing Yourself

'If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle." - Sun Tzu

Success Through Knowing Yourself

You are the key to your success!

Do you know yourself?

Many people write about the best time to do certain things; for instance, "Plan your next day before you leave work, that way you can hit the ground running." I've tried this, but it doesn't work for me.  Why? Because after a long day of thinking my brain doesn't make the best decisions. I'm awesome at determining what task should be delegated, deferred, deleted, or done in the morning.  I'm also awesome at being disciplined while processing my worksources (voicemail, inbox, etc) in the morning, whereas when I'm tired, I want to jump in and do the work.

Ultimately, you know if you're being successful with completing your tasks.  If you try a technique and it doesn't work, tweak it, see if others have changed it to make it work for them, and if it still doesn't work, discard it.

Other examples of knowing yourself include holding crucial conversations when you're ready for them. If you need preparation for a conversation (like I do) delay the conversation until you're ready. If you know that you'll delay on a critical task until the last minute, use another motivational technique to get it done.

What are your thoughts on managing your tasks by knowing yourself?

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