The Way Things Are






I wanna be...
2004-01-08, 1:05 p.m.

I want to be the kind of person who:

Returns phone calls promptly.

Gets a whole ton of stuff done in one day.

Doesn't delay.

Doesn't procrastinate.

Keeps their files in order.

Gets to work super-early.

Stays busy.

Has it all together.

Eats 3 meals a day.

Other people look up to and want to emulate.

Uses words like emulate.

Works out on a regular basis.

Keeps a cool head.

Responds to a crisis with dignity and grace, not dithering and panic.

Gets the job done.

Astonishes people with quick turnaround time.

People rely upon.

Never lets anybody down.

Is waiting for others to finish their stuff.

Gets results.

People respect and fear.

Is organized.

Doesn't flap around ineffectively.

Makes efficient use of time.

Has the world at her fingertips.

Finishes her in-box stack of work by working through today and tomorrow til 8.

Does more before 8 a.m. than most people do all day.

Sighs a sigh of relief and satisfaction before bed each night.

Never neglects any part of her life.

Astonishes others with her quiet success and impact.

Doesn't ever have to brag - others do it for her.

Expresses her drive, desires, and passion through her actions, not spoken words.

Makes other folks wonder how she does it.

Pulls off miracles daily.

Keeps a catalog of work in progress in her head.

Is knowledgeable in her field.

Stays on top of things.

Keeps going no matter what.

Never panics.

Never has to worry about another paycheck bouncing.

Uses the best methods and avenues to get things done.

Checks off dozens of accomplishments, big and small, each day.

Isn't afraid to use the phone.

Doesn't look at problems as failures.

Keeps it all together under pressure.

Knows how to say no.

Commands respect.

Sits at their desk and works all day, instead of farting around. Has something to show for their time.

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