How to simplify tasks

My Mom was a former third-grade teacher, so she was a great instructional resource for me.

My biggest school weakness was procrastination. I always put off my homework until the last minute, and didn’t even like to think about major school projects. But Mom offered a simply remedy.

“Don’t try to tackle the entire project at once,” she advised. “For instance, thing of a term project as a series of short assignments you can link together.”

Following this strategy, my big projects because less daunting, so I would go to work on them sooner. That meant I actually turned most of them in on time, which improved my grades.


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Rix Quinn

Rix Quinn is a former magazine editor and now a syndicated columnist for over 100 weekly newspapers. He holds degrees from Texas Christian University and California State University.

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