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Plan Every Day in Advance

Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.

ALAN LAKEIN

You have heard the old question “How do you eat an elephant?” The answer is “One bite at a time!”

How do you eat your biggest, ugliest frog? The same way: you break it down into specific step-by-step activities and then you start on the first one. Learning to break down big assignments into manageable steps is a skill that will be as important to your future career as it is to your schoolwork. A great example of what this looks like is the history paper task list from chapter 4.

Your mind, your ability to think, plan, and decide, is your most powerful tool for overcoming procrastination and increasing your productivity. ...

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