When Anything Gets Measured, It Gets Done

A genius without a roadmap will get lost in any city, whilst an average person with a clear map, will easily find their way to any location they want to travel to in the city. So even if you have a clearly defined concept about where you are and a crystal clear picture of where you want to go, you will never make it from one to the other unless you have proper map or plan.

Vague Plans, Result in Vague Outcomes
Always remember that a vague plan, will at best deliver vague or unsatisfying results, whilst a clear and concise plan will easily guide you to take the correct daily actions and help you achieve the outcomes you want. Ensure that you invest sufficient time to develop a well-designed plan, with very concise measurement criterion. Unless you constantly measure your progress against a well thought set of measurement criterion, you may very well be taking actions every day, which are not aligned with your goals.

Make Constant In-course corrections
When the Apollo Space craft took off from Cape Canaveral in the early 70’s and they were just one degree off alignment, the astronauts would have missed the moon by 300 000 miles. So to ensure that they remained on track they constantly made in-course corrections. They effectively failed their way to the moon, making tiny corrections all the way, to ensure that they reached their desired destination. They were only able to do this because they had a set of very concise measurement criterion and as the space craft passed these locations, the actual position was measured against the required location.

Include Measurement Criterion in your Plan
So it is not only important to have a plan, but when you are creating your plan make sure that you have a set of easy to measure and review, measurement criterion, against which you can regularly measure your progress. Apply discipline to measure your progress as often as feasible and then make any small changes or corrections necessary to keep you on track.

Patience and Persistence
One of the greatest challenges when you are on the path of success, is that you will become impatient and have unrealistic expectations about when projects or goals can be completed. As Anthony Robbins said, People often overestimate what they can achieve in a year, and significantly underestimate what they can achieve in a decade.

Take a Longer Term View and be Patient
Not having an understanding that achieving goals is a process and that things may not occur as fast as you would like them to happen, makes people feel like they are making no progress, so they give-up. When you are standing at the station and you look down the tracks and all you see are empty train tracks, do you just go home and say the train is not coming or do you walk over to the time table and check when the next train is expected and then wait for that train to arrive. When it arrives you board the train and just continue your journey. When you have concise measurement criterion for your goals, you can consistently measure your progress and create a realistic timetable of your own. This can then serve, to help you develop the patience you need to keep chipping away every day, until you succeed.

Measure your Progress
Whatever gets measured gets done. This is the main reason why you need a realistic set of measurement criterion, against which you can regularly measure your progress. This measurement criterion must be time defined, so that it can serve as your time table for success. As you know life is dynamic and things change all the time. These measurement criterions, are guidelines only. How many times do you think trains are delayed? Well the same is true for your goals; they can also be delayed by all sorts of unexpected delays. The secret is to know that even if the train is delayed, unless there has been a catastrophe, it is on its way. The same is true about your dreams.

Have Realistic expectations.
When you plant a seedling, if you constantly pull on the roots, do you thinks that it will grow any quicker. Obviously not, the same is true of your goals; they will materialize at the right time. The only thing over which you have control is that the more meaningful energy and effort you apply the sooner your dreams will materialize.

The Use of TASER Device in a Legal Way While Traveling

One of the interesting events to do when you want to enjoy life is to travel every place across the globe. You can experience an excitement that is an endless one and find perfect destinations that you can visit along your holidays. Each beautiful spots offers allure and charm to tourist as well as mesmerizing the great attractions. The place of your choice will totally overwhelm you.

There are a lot of things that you need to consider when traveling and one of the most important that you should always put in mind is your safety. Every individual wants to have a comfortable journey so either way you travel by land, air, and water you must be absolutely prepared. The precaution list is constant and if you already taken the significant safety and health preventive measures, then just take it easy and relax.

Today, technologies are being used for different aspects in our lives. Today, many took advantage on the use of safety tool such as TASER device. While you are traveling by water or air, you cannot carry this device in your pocket or hand but instead you need to have a proper placement together with your luggage.

It is necessary to have a good place to where you want to have it so that you can easily get it. In times of situations wherein in spending areas that are high traffic many thieves creep in and with that you must be prepared and easily locate your tool to protect yourself out of danger.

Vacation travels believed to be amazingly fun and relaxing. Unexpected events, like personal injury or theft can make your much-awaited travel a bad adventure. So, how can you save yourself from harm? Safety measures is indeed your priority, always bring with you a TASER device one of the safety device that you can lean on especially if you are traveling by land. Also have an invaluable gadget like cell phones for this is can be way to keep in touch and will be free from worries while having fun.

It is not illegal to have a device tool for safety in you daily events or by traveling, but that will also depend upon the situation or case that you are to plan. There are places that you need to have a license first before you can bring with you the device and other areas that you are free carry it. If you are to travel by water and air place the safety device on a convenient place for easy use in times of emergency and make sure to check out the policies of the airport or the sea port. On the other hand you can place it in your pocket if you travel by land.

Planning ahead of time for travel is a great way to keep you away from detriment and that can protect yourself from unexpected events. Be alert always and have your safety measures all the time. Keep safe and have fun with your travel.

9 New Security Measures For Flights and How They Will Affect You

A lot has happened in the last few days to change the way that we all will be travelling in the future. There will be new security measures for flights based on these recent incidents.

Firstly, I am sure you all have heard or read about the 23-year old Nigerian man, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who allegedly attempted to blow up a plane he was on as it neared Detroit Metropolitan Airport on Christmas Day. He had a peroxide-based bomb attached to his body, and when he detonated it, the bomb, thank God, sparked a fire instead of an explosion.

The Nigerian man had told fellow passengers that he felt sick, and pulled a blanket up around his body and neck, and proceeded to ignite the bomb that was stored in his underwear. Pops were heard and smoke was seen. Quick action by the flight crew and passengers subdued Abdulmutallab. All ended up safe at the end of this flight with the exception of Abdulmutallab, who is reported to have suffered third-degree burns.

Then, two days later a man from Florida, 67-year old Thomas Ouellette, reportedly brought a pyrotechnic device onto his flight that landed in NYC’s LaGuardia Airport last Sunday night.

The question is: How will these new security measures for flights affect the rest of us when we travel?

According to a report on CNN today, U.S. Travel and Security Authorities, international airlines and airports, and aviation organizations have all moved quickly to implement a range of new security measures for flights that will impact travellers’ normal routines.

At present, only flights to the U.S. are affected. Passengers can expect to see extra security “at international airports such as increased gate screening including pat-downs and bag searches. During flight, passengers will be asked to follow flight crew instructions, such as stowing personal items, turning off electronic equipment and remaining seated during certain portions of the flight”, stated The Transportation Security Administration.

New security measures for flights include the following for the last hour of flight over U.S. Territory:

  • Passengers will not be allowed to leave their seats for the bathroom
  • No access to luggage, especially in the overhead area
  • Not able to keep blankets or pillows on your lap
  • Bans on using laptops and MP3 players
  • Restriction for the use of cabin phones

Additional New security measures for flights include the following:

  • Arrive at the airport at least three hours before your flight
  • Be prepared for longer wait times to clear security
  • Be prepared for pat-downs from security and individual airline security personnel
  • Be prepared for additional inspection of carry-on baggage and personal items before boarding your flight

The Detroit incident has shown a hole in airport security measures. Could the next step possibly be a ban on all hand luggage, including handbags and purses?

As of today this is what some airlines are telling their passengers about the new security measures for flights:

British Airways is advising all passengers travelling to the States to minimize hand luggage to only one piece. Holiday presents that are wrapped will be opened and inspected.

Cathay Pacific is advising their passengers to expect pat-downs from security and inspection of carry-on baggage and personal items before boarding the plane. Also, the use of cabin phones will be restricted at all times during the flight.

American Airlines advises all passengers to arrive at the airport at least three hours before the flight to allow for added security checks.

Our take on the new security measures for flights? We would rather be safe than sorry…..if it takes extra time to be cleared through Security – so what? If it turns out that you have an extra hour to wait for your flight, get something to eat (it might be better than the food on the plane anyway), make those last good-bye phone calls, start reading your book, take time to talk to your travel partner, go to the bathroom an extra time for good measure.

To sum it up: Arrive early, have your paperwork including passport ready, a tight grip on your patience, be cooperative…..and remember, smile, smile, smile.