If you simply apply the principle of Love by itself and surround yourself with positive, highly effective people for a few weeks, you won't even need techniques (Power). You'll become much more effective through osmosis. Effective people are more likely to respect your time as well. Simple idea... but one which most time management books largely ignore. I might devote as much as 1/3 of such a book to social strategies that help you build a network of effective people. |
A problem people often have is that they know what to do to be more productive, but they're surrounded with unproductive, unmotivated people. So no matter how hard they try or how many techniques they learn, they always get sucked back down again.
TLP advice on social drag would be very helpful for me personally. I feel the expectations placed on me and the opportunities offered are so menial and disheartening. Surrounded by depressed, stressed, lower-middle class, psuedo-theists, is a problem not just for me, but for everyone my generation and below to have reasonable role models. It is hard to see the potential in yourself when you are surrounded by people you consider failures.