Do you feel that goal setting isn’t really your strong suit?
So, what are your top 3 this week?
Pretty open-ended question, right?
Top 3 what?
Imagine you are at the end of the week, looking back. What are the 3 things that will have you going into the weekend feeling like this week was really ideal?
You know what I mean. The kind of week that makes you feel like beating your chest and saying “I can do anything!”.
Now, don’t give me a list of errands. Not appointments with the kids, or even for yourself. But big things that you may have been putting off from week to week. Think about how great it will feel to get that item off your to-do list. If you sat down to get it done, how long would it really take you? 15 minutes? 30? An hour?
I want you to write these 3 things down. On a paper. With ink. This will be the first thing that you look at when you get started with your day, every day this week.
Next, you’re going to write out the days of the week below your ‘List of 3’, like this:
Each of the days will only have room for 3 smaller things. Look back up at your ‘List of 3’.
Thinking about the first item on your list, mark in a task that you need to get done each day in order to be able to complete the item by the end of the week.
Now do the same thing with the second item on your list. Now the third.
You may not have 3 tasks for each day of the week and that’s ok. Empty space is healthy. Those empty spaces can be the errands and appointments that I didn’t want you to list earlier. They can be anything you want them to be. Those aren’t the big things. You already took care of the big things, right?
The trick is to keep it up
Now, the challenge is following the plan that you set out for yourself. But I think that that is a post for another day.