Do you ever get to the end of a week and look back and wonder what you accomplished? You had so many plans on Monday and by Friday it seems that you barely got through on the week, let alone anything extra.
This happens to me all the time. I often sit at the end of the month and look back, wondering where all the time went, and what I did with it. I feel like I am at exactly the same place, but a whole month has gone by.
Enter my 101 Goals list. I started this list in hopes of feeling more accomplished and actually completing some of the things I often dream about getting done. It’s been over a month since I started the list, and although a few of the easier tasks that could be done in a day have been crossed off, I have not made any headway on any of the items that are more project oriented.
Having the 101 Goals is great, but without a plan, the 1001 days will go by and I won’t accomplish any of the goals. I have decided to start setting weekly goals as well, that are based on my 101 Goals. Each week I will pick one or two of the goals from my master list, break them down into smaller parts, and work on those parts. In addition to that, I will also have one or two goals that come up weekly that are outside of my master list.
If all goes according to plan I should start to spend more time on the things that I have decided are important, rather than on putting out “fires” that call my attention, but are not really important to me.
How do you keep yourself in line with your goals?