Your to-do list might be sabotaging your productivity. In this episode, I talk about why the words you use to define what you are working on have more of an impact than you know on how you are able to accomplish your goals. Is it a goal, a project or a task? Tune in to find out!
A goal is the “why”. It is the big-picture, and the reason why you’re doing what you’re doing in the first place. Your goal is what motivates you to do your work. ⠀
Projects are the pieces, the things that help us reach our goals. Projects are the way that you are going to get to your goal. They are not to be confused with tasks. ⠀
Tasks are what go on a to-do list. They are the individual steps that make up your project. You don’t want to put a large project – like launch a podcast – onto your to-do list. You want to put all of the tasks within that project on it, so you can actually get it done!
Breaking your project down into tasks is necessary in creating a well crafted to-do list and one that is actually attainable! You can do it all, you just can’t do it all at the same time! ⠀
- Find out why I don’t believe in “smart” goals
- Choose the right projects to do now
- Break down your tasks
- Get more realistic about time — and get the right things on your calendar
- Know your goals. Get really clear on the big picture for the next quarter. How do you want to feel? What’s the big impact on your business?
- Set your projects. Make sure your projects are aligned with your goals for the next quarter.
- Craft your to-do list. If you have projects masquerading as tasks, break them down into the smallest steps possible. Make sure the items on your list are moving you toward the projects that are moving you toward your goals.
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