Plan Your Goals and Commit to Them
Planning Goals is not completing them
Okay. We all want to get organized in one way or another. We have written out lists, made plans and may have even tried to attempt something.
Yet, we find ourselves still unorganized in one way or another.
One way to get past the unproductive organizational start and stop is to simply set a goal and commit to it.
Just because you make a grocery list does not mean that those items will just appear in your home, you actually have to go out and purchase those items.
The same with your organization, you have to say:
“This is do-able, it will get done and I need to do it by ____ (fill in the blank )___.” Not just say it but actually act on it.
One reason we procrastinate on actually getting started or finishing is simply because it may seam like such a large undertaking. To ease the committal stage, you actually have to set up some steps to get it done.
Here are three simple steps that will assist you in keeping focused, being accountable and keep you checking things off your list.
1. Set a completion date. This will keep you accountable to what you set out to do. Your completion date does not have to be an actual date it can be a time as well for example . Make phone calls before 3pm, prepare invoices before noon or arrange meeting with accountant by Feb 15. Use dates to organize your time and get it on your calendar.
2. Work in 15 minutes sections of time. You will be surprised on how much you can actually accomplish. This will help you to focus one task at a time as you move down your to-do list.
3. Have a plan. The key here is having a to-do list or a plan of action. This will help you focus on what to do next. It will also have your dates listed and will allow you to have concentrated focus no matter if you have 10 minutes or an hour to work on a task.
Most importantly you have to commit to each task and do not stop until it is done.