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Chapter 4. Block 1—Understanding Perspec... > Self-Quiz: How I Allocate My Time an...

Self-Quiz: How I Allocate My Time and Talents

Check yes or no beside each of the following statements to reflect how you act as a general rule. Be honest; don’t show your answers to others.


1. ( ) yes ( ) no I spend most of my day doing what other people want me to do.
2. ( ) yes ( ) no I work on fun or pleasant tasks before doing the unpleasant ones.
3. ( ) yes ( ) no I wait until a deadline is near before really getting to work on a project.
4. ( ) yes ( ) no I give a high priority to those tasks that will advance my personal goals.
5. ( ) yes ( ) no I tackle jobs that can be completed in a short time before working on larger, longer-term tasks.
6. ( ) yes ( ) no I do the work which I’ve planned before doing the unexpected.
7. ( ) yes ( ) no I tackle the small jobs before embarking on the bigger ones.
8. ( ) yes ( ) no I work on the squeaky-wheel principle—the task that “makes the most noise” gets worked on first.
9. ( ) yes ( ) no I wait to be told what to do first.
10. ( ) yes ( ) no I regularly think about how I am expending my efforts relative to my personal goals.



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