I also don’t think people realize how much they’re already using internal checklists.
Checklists are designed to make us good at specific things. But, once we’ve gone through the process enough times, we stop thinking about each sub-task and do them automatically.
I think goal setting is overlooked by the education system. Unless you have a role model or friend who gets you thinking about it seriously, you just go through life wanting to do things without really understanding how to achieve them.
I myself didn’t truly understand goal setting and the power of being specific, until a…
Glad you enjoyed it Kenny Worden!
The mind is powerful. It can either help move us forward or hold us back.
Self-fulfilling prophecies and placebos are real. We need to carefully monitor our inner dialog.
The system is flexible, so you can make adjustments to fit how you work and what you’re working on.
If you’re finding that your tasks are taking longer, you can do one of two things.
First, instead of using the one hour block I recommended, extend the time of the block to fit the needs of each task.
No need to explain, coffee is an integral part of my workday too.
Knowledge work takes a toll, especially if you’re focusing for long periods of time. Have you ever tried working in shorter “sprints” with built in breaks?
I wrote a bit on this idea before:
Thanks for reading! I’m glad you liked it.
I appreciate you sharing your article as well. 100 goals is an impressive amount. I believe in focusing our goals as much as possible, but can relate to the constant feeling of falling short/adding new goals.
I do find that chunking works best at work too. However, my goals at work are different than my personal goals. Therefore, I have a separate system for work.
Here is a bit more on how and why: