Ohh, this is the last week of our first semester!!! There is a big day waiting us in the end of the month. A new 2016 year. I’ll finish soon this blog. Even if it’s too early, I wish you Marry Christmas! ;)
These are my last chapters, and parts of my book.
1.Setting up the right buckets.
In my 18 years I have never encountered a situation in which is needed responsibility of certain tasks. The only thing I wanted was to get a good result on an important exam. I prepared for that exam whole year. It was reaaly hard. Planning, organizing and achieving good results were very important. And I thought; why I have not read this book before?
There are seven primary types of things that you’ll want to keep track of and manage from an organizational perspective:
• A "Projects" list
• Project support material
• Calendared actions and information
• "Next Actions" lists
• A "Waiting For" list
• Reference material
• A "Someday/Maybe" list
You know… I never used before this list. I just may be included whole tasks into the “a someday/maybe” list. So may be that’s why I couldn’t getting things done correctly. I’m always curious how other people stay productive, focus on what matters and finish what they start. Important thing to me on my mind was “clearly defined tasks” and “motivation”. I need to know what needs to be done, right now. The clearer the path is, the easier it is to get moving. I find this to be true for myself. Whenever things are a bit fuzzy, I try to ask “What needs to be done next to move this project forwa.rd?”
Sometimes the answer is planning, sometimes it’s making a call or sending an email, or creating an outline. Whatever it is, I define it and then get started.
If I don’t actually care about what I’m doing, it’s very unlikely that it will ever happen. I have a very low zero tolerance for doing things I don’t like to do. It’s pretty much impossible for me these days. I have to be constantly making sure that what I’m doing is in alignment with my reason why and relates to my long-term vision. Without that, what I’m doing right now has no context.
As much as possible I try to spend the first few minutes of my day thinking about the life that I’m creating, the people that I’m serving and why I care about what I do. Keeping those things in the front of my mind helps me stay synced with my reason why.