Daily goal setting does not need to be complicated.
Ask yourself, “What are three things that I must complete today that I cannot/must not push off to tomorrow?”
Applying too much pressure to yourself – by giving yourself more than three important priority tasks to complete in one day – can result in a plan that is too difficult to accomplish.
When setting daily goals:
- be specific (A vague goal is seldom achievable!)
- leave room for the unplanned (Interruptions and day to day life always happen!)
- leave time for yourself (reading, exercising, hobbies, quiet time, etc.)
- break large goals down into smaller steps that can be accomplished in one day
Breaking your tasks down to a 3-item priority list sets you up for achievement! Today, you did it! Tomorrow, you wake up with a fresh slate, and you are free to set new goals! In fact, I recommend setting your three goals the day before. You’ll set your goals while they are hot on your mind, and you’ll avoid waking up wondering, “What do I need to do today?”
Make at least one of your daily goals a small (or large step) that helps you reach a much bigger long-term goal. Remember – it is better to take one tiny step towards success, than it is to do nothing at all. Small steps add up.
Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work. – H.L.Hunt