I've never really heard many people sound excited or passionate about being more effective. Even the image of an efficiency expert seems kind of nerdy—certainly not sexy.
But in actuality, improving our performance, increasing our efficiency and getting more done in less time is crucial to our success.
My mother often said to me that I was lucky.
She pointed to my lovely wife, our six healthy children, our beautiful home and our success in business as proof of just how lucky I am.
In the last few years of her life, I challenged her once in a while by saying I considered myself more “fortunate” than lucky.
Success can be defined as consistently achieving desired results over time. And it follows that success is more likely to come from orderly, productive and effective activities.
In the long-run, success depends on the balance between chaos and systems in your life. The more order, structure, discipline and routine in your life, and the more focused you are on your goals, the more likely you will be successful. Chaos, on the other hand, is the enemy of success!