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Title: Today Matters


1
Today Matters
  • Dr. John C. Maxwell

2
Today Often Falls to Pieces
  • What is the Missing Piece?

3
Todays Impact on Tomorrow
  • We believe success is impossible so we
    criticize it
  • We believe success is mystical so we search for
    it
  • We believe success comes from luck so we hope
    for it

4
Todays Impact on Tomorrow
  • We believe success is productivity so we work
    for it
  • We believe success comes from an opportunity so
    we wait for it
  • We believe success comes from leverage so we
    power up for it

5
Todays Impact on Tomorrow
  • We believe success comes from connections so we
    network for it
  • We believe success comes from recognition so we
    strive for it
  • We believe success is an event so we schedule it

6
Today Matters
  • We over-exaggerate yesterday
  • We overestimate tomorrow
  • We underestimate today

7
Successful people make right decisions early and
manage those decisions daily.
8
Today Can Become a Masterpiece
9
The Advantage of Today
  • You are preparing for something
  • Preparation today gives confidence tomorrow
  • Preparation today gives success tomorrow

10
Making a Masterpiece
  • Good DECISIONS today will give you a better
    tomorrow
  • The DISCIPLINES you practice today will give you
    a better tomorrow

11
The First Step Toward Success
  • Start with yourself
  • Start early
  • Start small
  • Start now

12
Make Your Decisions a Reality
  • Review your decisions and ask yourself, which
    good decisions have I already made?
  • Identify the decisions you still must make
  • Choose one of those decisions and determine to
    make it this week

13
Make Your Decisions a Reality
  • Learn the disciplines that go with each decision
  • Repeat the process until youve mastered the
    daily dozen

14
Todays ATTITUDE Gives Me Possibilities
15
Attitude Makes a Difference
  • Your attitude at the beginning of a task affects
    its outcome more than anything else
  • Your attitude toward others often determines
    their attitude toward you
  • Your attitude can give you a winners perspective

16
Attitude Makes a Difference
  • Your attitude not your achievements gives you
    happiness
  • Your attitude is contagious

17
Changing Your Attitude
  • Take responsibility for your attitude
  • Decide to change your bad attitude areas
  • Think, act, talk, and conduct yourself like the
    person you want to become
  • Place a high value on people
  • Develop a high appreciation for life

18
Managing Your Attitude
  • Recognize that your attitude need daily
    adjustment
  • Find something positive in everything
  • Find someone positive in every situation

19
Managing Your Attitude
  • Say something positive in every conversation
  • Remove negative words from your vocabulary
  • Express gratitude to others daily

20
Todays PRIORITIES Give Me Focus
21
Why Priorities Matter
  • Time is our most precious commodity
  • We cannot change time, only our priorities
  • We cannot do everything
  • We choose our life by how we spend time
  • Priorities help us to choose wisely

22
Principles of Priority
  • What is required of me?
  • What gives me the a return?
  • What gives me the greatest reward?

23
Identify Your Strengths
  • Trial and error
  • The counsel of others
  • Personality tests
  • Personal experience

24
Manage the Discipline of Priorities
  • Evaluate priorities daily
  • Plan your time carefully
  • Follow your plan
  • Delegate whenever possible
  • Invest in the right people daily

25
Todays HEALTH Gives Me Strength
26
Reasons Why Health Matters
  • Your health impacts you emotionally,
    intellectually, and spiritually
  • Health often determines quality as well as
    quantity of life
  • Its easier to maintain good health than to
    regain it

27
Healthy Guidelines
  • Have a purpose worth living for
  • Do work you enjoy
  • Find your pace
  • Accept your personal worth
  • Laugh

28
The Battle to Stay Healthy
  • Eat right
  • Exercise
  • Handle stress effectively

29
Todays FAMILY Gives Me Stability
30
Reasons Why Family Matters
  • A safe haven in a storm
  • A photo album of memories
  • A crucible of character
  • A mirror revealing the truth
  • A treasure chest of relationships

31
Communication Caring for Your Family
  • Determine your priorities
  • Decide on your philosophy
  • Develop your problem-solving strategy

32
Managing the Disciplines of Family
  • Put your family on your calendar first
  • Create and maintain family traditions
  • Find ways to spend time together
  • Keep your marriage healthy first
  • Express appreciation for each other
  • Resolve conflict as quickly as possible

33
Todays THINKING Gives Me an Advantage
34
Why Thinking Matters Today
  • Good thinking precedes good results
  • Good thinking increases your value
  • Poor thinkers are slaves to their surroundings

35
Practice Develop Good Thinking
  • Understand that great thinking comes from good
    thinking
  • Recognize there are many kinds of thinking
  • Maximize your strengths and staff your weaknesses

36
The Discipline of Thinking
  • Find a place to think
  • Set aside think time every day
  • Find a process that works for you
  • Capture your thoughts
  • Put your thoughts into action quickly
  • Try to improve your thinking every day

37
Todays COMMITMENT Gives Me Tenacity
38
Why Commitment Matters
  • Commitment can change your life
  • Commitment helps you overcome many of lifes
    obstacles
  • Your commitment will be tested every day

39
The Discipline of Commitment
  • Expect commitment to be a struggle
  • Dont rely on talent alone
  • Focus on choices, not conditions
  • Be single-minded
  • Do whats right even when you dont feel like it

40
Todays FINANCES Give Me Options
41
Why Finances Matter
  • Money wont make you happy
  • Debt will make you unhappy
  • Having a financial margin gives you options

42
The Discipline of Finances
  • Become a good earner
  • Be grateful every day
  • Dont compare yourself to others
  • Give as much as you can

43
Todays FAITH Gives Me Peace
44
Why Faith Matters Today
  • Faith gives me a divine perspective today
  • Faith gives me health today
  • Faith gives me strength for today
  • Faith gives me resilience today

45
Daily Decisions Regarding Faith
  • We already have faiththe important choice is
    where we place it
  • Understand that faith is often birthed out of
    difficulties
  • A faith that hasnt been tested cant be trusted

46
Managing the Discipline of Faith
  • Embrace the value of faith
  • Put God in the picture
  • Associate with people of faith
  • Explore and deepen your faith

47
Todays RELATIONSHIPS Give Me Fulfillment
48
Why Relationships Matter Today
  • Lifes greatest experiences involve other people
  • Youll enjoy life more if you like people
  • Youll get farther in life if people like you
  • People are any organizations most appreciable
    asset

49
Initiate Invest in Relationships Daily
  • Place a high value on people
  • Learn to understand people
  • Give respect freely but expect to earn it from
    others
  • Commit yourself to adding value to others

50
Building Relationships
  • Put others first
  • Dont carry emotional baggage
  • Give time to your most valuable relationships
  • Serve others gladly
  • Express love and appreciation often

51
Todays GENEROSITY Gives Me Significance
52
Why Generosity Matters Today
  • Giving turns your focus outward
  • Giving adds value to others
  • Giving helps the giver

53
Plan for Model Generosity Daily
  • Give others your money
  • Give others yourself
  • Greatness is not defined by what a person
    receives, but by what that person gives.

54
Managing the Discipline of Generosity
  • Dont wait for prosperity to become generous
  • Find a reason to give every day
  • Find people to receive every day

55
Todays VALUES Give Me Direction
56
Deciding to Embrace Practice Values
  • Create a list of good values
  • Embrace those good values
  • Make a decision to live those values daily

57
Managing the Discipline of Values
  • Articulate embrace your values daily
  • Compare your values to your practices daily
  • Live out your values regardless of your feelings
  • Evaluate each day in light of your values

58
Todays GROWTH Gives Me Potential
59
Misconceptions About Growth
  • Growth is automatic
  • Growth comes from information
  • Growth comes from experience

60
Why Growth Matters Today
  • Gifting without growth leads to ineffectiveness
  • Growth prevents personal professional
    stagnation
  • Your personal growth impacts your organizations
    growth
  • Only through continuous improvement can you reach
    your potential

61
Decide to Experience Growth Daily
  • Answer the question What is my potential?
  • Make a commitment to change
  • Set growth goals
  • Learn to enjoy the journey
  • Put yourself in a growth environment

62
Managing the Discipline of Growth
  • Make it your goal to grow in some way every day
  • Have a time and plan to grow
  • File what you learn
  • Apply what you learn
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