The beginning of a week is so fresh and hopeful. I always start off Monday morning feeling like this week I’m totally going to rock the week, my life, everything. It’s a small fresh start, and I like to start off with a bang. Yes, then I end up finishing with a fizzle.
It’s a good idea before the week gets started to identify the main project this week. What is the most important project this week in your life? Maybe you can identify a main one at work or school and another one for your home or personal life, but two would be the maximum. There’s always next week to choose different main projects. The fewer projects you try to move forward, the more energy you have to move that prioritized project farther along, and the more likely that you’ll do so well.
The more information and tasks and reminders you try to keep in your head, the less focused and the more scattered you’ll feel, and that feeling will grow as the week wears on. To keep that laser-like focus you crave on Monday morning, identify your top priority for the week and choose other projects to put into more of a sideline or pending role.
Then, you are doing a morning review
, aren’t you? Once you’ve identified – and written down
! – your priority project for the week, review it every morning. As you plan your day and decide on what you need to get done that day, think first about what you can do to move that priority project forward. Prioritize that
task above the others.
There’s always a lot to do every day. Real life does not allow us to execute on One Project only. But if you give solid time to the tasks moving your identified, intentional priority forward, the other necessities along the way can fit around it and you will feel more productive, because your attention and energies are concentrated. Rather than being scattershot in your daily tasks, you know what you’re working toward and you can see progress being made.
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