as some of you prepare to enter the self-improvement routine in this new year, know this; franklin covey, the time management / self improvement gurus, made a multimillion dollar business by preaching two basic tenets:
1. if you need to do something, write it down.
2. if you have written something down, do it!
practice those two rules and i assure you, life will improve. and you don't even need one of those fancy leather-bound franklin planners for it to work.