Three Ways to Make the Most out of Today

April 2, 1999
Here are three ways to make the most out of your work today -- and enjoy it.
  • Pay attention to your thoughts. Steven Covey quotes in his bestselling Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, " Reap a thought, sow an action. Reap an action, sow a habit. Reap a habit, sow a lifetime." Don't let your ideas go unused or unspoken.

  • Share your success strategies. Think about one or two things you do that contribute to your success and share them with someone else in an e-mail, or tell someone about them over lunch. You'll be seen as someone who cares about other people's success as well as your own -- which is what success is really about anyhow.

  • Do something you wouldn't normally do. Break up the lunch routine by going somewhere different. Take a different way to work, for no reason at all. Talk to someone at work you don't know very well. Take longer to do something you normally knock off in a few minutes; spend less time on something that usually drags on.

SOURCE:, 101 Ways to Have a Great Day @ Work," Stephanie Goddard Davidson, 1998.