In the chaos of everyday life, we easily get caught up in unimportant or non-urgent things. The problem with this is that we quickly lose the essentials. If you think your productivity is optimal, wait and read more of this article. There is a book called “The One Thing” that advocates that any day can be reduced to its one daily goal. The ability to get to the point is the most valued quality in entrepreneurs. Knowing what will be The Thing that will bring you the 80% result you are looking for is what you should strive for. Summarizing your day to one important thing is being discerning and clear. It’s being aware of the direction you’re headed and sticking to it.
Learn To Eliminate
We are all affected by the Diogenes syndrome (accumulating things) in the mind. We want to achieve everything, and in doing so we don’t achieve much. To have a minimum effect, our efforts, attention and energy must be directed in one direction. If we lose our concentration, we dissipate the effects we were looking for. To get to the point, we have to make choices, such as eliminating what is not important enough to us.
How To Learn To Eliminate
To eliminate the superfluous, we must ask ourselves the right questions, know what we want and consequently know what we do not want. Sometimes it is easier to know what you don’t want. That’s why getting to the point is an iterative process. It’s a bit like extracting water from the ground, which has to pass through various sieves before you get the precious metal. Getting to the point in your head is similar, you need to ask yourself several sets of questions in order to get your precious ultimate goal.
The Five Questions To Ask Yourself To Discover Your Life Purpose:
Inspiring: Does it energize and inspire you?
Necessary: Is it really necessary or can you do without it?
Useful: Is it useful for you and the world?
Good: Is the goal good for you or others?
True: Does the goal you want to achieve bring you closer to your source and to the truth?
Once You Have Discovered Your Life Goal, You Need To Set Smart Goals
Once you have identified your life goal, you may find yourself somewhat overwhelmed. How do you go about achieving it? Is it even attainable? All valid questions. The best way to approach your life goal is to break it down and set specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and timely (SMART) goals.
SMART goals are goals that you set for yourself based on predetermined criteria. This type of goal setting helps you to stay focused and motivated to complete your task. When setting SMART goals, it is important to make sure that the goal is specific, measureable, attainable, realistic, and timely. Here is a breakdown of each element.
Specific: When setting SMART goals, it is important to make sure they are clear and specific. For example, an unclear goal would be “I want to lose weight.” However, a specific goal would be “I want to lose 10 lbs in 8 weeks.”
Measurable: A goal must be measurable so you know when you have achieved it. Break down the big goal into smaller, achievable goals and set deadlines for each. This will enable you to measure your progress as you go along.
Attainable: Make sure your goal is realistic and achievable. If a goal is too far out of reach, you are less likely to reach it.
Realistic: A goal should be realistic and attainable within a certain period of time. If a goal is too easily within reach, it may not be challenging enough to push you to progress.
Timely: Give yourself a timeline and make sure the deadlines you set are both realistic and achievable. If a goal is not timely, it may not be effective as you won’t have the proper motivation to complete it.
By setting SMART goals, you will be able to keep focused on your life goal and be more likely to achieve it. Make sure you break down your goals into smaller, more manageable pieces and set deadlines for each task. This will help keep you in line and motivated to complete your goal. Good luck and happy goal-setting!