It is the mark of great people to treat trifles as trifles and important matters as important.” — Doris Lessing
Today, we want to remind you of the review process you will use throughout the year.
Once each week, review your complete list of goals and identify those you will address in the week ahead. This weekly list should include any urgent goals on your master list. It should also include some of the preliminary steps you identified in your action plans to achieve more complex longer-term goals.
Ensure each of these goals is written in the SMART format. At the very least, you want to be as specific as you can about what you aim to achieve.
At the beginning of each day, review your list and set your priorities for the day. Reviewing them first thing in the morning and last thing at night is really effective for keeping the one-pointed focus that is so important for success.
What are your top priorities for today? Write them out and keep them visible. How are you going to protect time on your schedule to work on them? And remember that you need to spend time on what’s important, not just on what’s urgent.
“If you want to make good use of your time, you’ve got to know what’s most important and then give it all you’ve got.” — Lee Iacocca