You have to want it. You have to want it more than anybody else could possibly want it. Then you have to work for it. You have to work harder than anybody else could possibly work. Then you have to sacrifice. You have to sacrifice more than anybody else could possibly sacrifice. Then you have to suffer. You have to suffer more than anybody else could possibly suffer. Then you have to do it again…and again…and again.
—  Michael Carini
Time Management Secrets Anyone Can Use

Having trouble focusing on what you really need to do? You’re not alone. Here are some of the best ideas to help you declutter your life and make way for big, creative boosts of productivity: 

1) If possible, only check your e-mail at designated times during the day.

2) Take a few minutes several times a day to clear your mind and refocus.

3) Make the most of to-do lists.

4) Try to schedule stretches of creative time throughout the day.

5) Say no to every meeting that isn’t truly necessary.

6) Avoid multitasking.

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Michael J. Fox
↳ June 9th 1961

“Pay attention to what’s happening around you. Read the book before you see the movie. Remember, though you, alone, are responsible for your own happiness, its still okay to feel responsible for someone else’s. Live and to learn.” 

One of the secrets to success is recognizing that motivation follows action. The momentum of continuous action fuels motivation, while procrastination kills motivation.