Archive for November 2004

Setting Posteriorities

You’re probably familiar with the idea of setting priorities. You look at your list of goals or projects or tasks and sort them in order of most important to least important. Then you focus your attention on the most important ones before you tackle the less important ones. Nothing too surprising there…. But let’s say…

Be Proactive

“Be Proactive” is habit #1 from Steve Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Being proactive means taking conscious control over your life, setting goals and working to achieve them. Instead of reacting to events and waiting for opportunities, you go out and create your own events and opportunities. Being proactive means that instead…

Geeks vs. Non-Geeks

It can sometimes be difficult for geeks and non-geeks to get along when it comes to computers. There’s such a huge lack of understanding by the typical non-geek as to how to perform tasks that we computer geeks would consider basic. To use a computer effectively still requires a fairly high degree of intelligence and…

Behavioral Conditioning

As mentioned in the previous post, here are several ways to use behavioral conditioning. All of these can be self-administered. Eliminate the source of the undesired behavior. This is the most severe approach (and not always the most appropriate), but it can be quick and effective when time is of the essence or when other…