From Robert Genn's newsletter, is this wonderful little ditty:
"Like a lot of teenagers, I found myself wasting a lot of time. I had to teach myself respect for time. If you too feel you might have a touch of sloth, here are a few ploys you might find useful:
**To become enthusiastic, act enthusiastically.
**Retrain to the better habits you know you can have.
**Keep track of time and pay attention to the clock.
**Know that acquired proficiency breeds love of work.
**Count your jobs completed, not your time spent.
**Reprogram regularity into your life.
**See the value in what you're doing.
**Be a loving collector of your own accomplishments.
"Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons."
-Ruth Ann Schabacker