There is a pile of things at the bottom of my "to do" list. They have been there for almost a month. They are the things that add weight to my mind. And - they wait for me day after day. Although I am getting things done, that pile is looking at me every time I walk into my office. They are actually beginning to scream at me that I am not productive enough. They aren't the most important things; they are the things that are not as fun for me to do (i.e., making that 2-minute phone call, filing, administration and putting things away). For me, they are the hardest things. They will also take me the least amount of time to...
This morning as I was getting ready for work, I saw 10 unfinished projects that need to be completed (one is pictured here - putting the toilet paper on the holder was one that I had been staring at for days).
It may seem simple, but completing a few little tasks got my day off to a great start today!
I put the Q-Tips that were laying all over my sink into the holder.
I put away the Neosporin.
I put away the dishes that were in the sink.
I closed the cabinet doors after I opened them (that one makes my husband feel better).
I even put my socks away!
The little things add up and tackling a few small, high reward "p...
What’s the first word that comes to mind when you think of “goal-setting?”
For many of us, the topic is one that tends to weigh us down and it is often met with a groan. For some reason, goal-setting is often something we drag our feet toward. In fact, goal-setting research has shown that while many people consider themselvesgoal-setters, only 3% of the population actually set clearly defined goals.
Whatever your experience of goal-setting has been in the past, it’s time to reinvigorate your practice. Reading this article may change your life – if you let it.
Goal-setting is a critical part of every program that I...
If you are like most people, you may experience a similar feeling when you think about goal setting and completing your taxes.
The similarities struck me as I was assembling my tax documents this year. I waited until the last possible moment. I dreaded the anticipation of it. I put it off. I told myself that I didn’t have time to do taxes. And I felt a huge wave of relief when they were done.
The previous paragraph describes how many people feel about strategic planning meetings and goal setting. It’s like taking our medicine – we know it is supposed to be good for us; we don’t necessarily enjoy doing it; often somebody ma...