Have you ever asked yourself on Friday afternoon, “Where the hell this week has gone?”. Feeling achieved nothing of importance.
If the answer is no… Close this post right now and write your wisdom how you do it and share it with us.
However, if you did, let me share with you a trick that will change most of your Mondays, and even Fridays to magical ones.
If you ask yourself the question what are the important things I have to work on to make things better in your work or in your life, you know the answer all too well. Give yourself no more than 30 seconds and write down the top 3..5 things coming to your mind.
You would be amazed how good your initial thoughts might be if you give yourself this time limit, also it gives you the power to focus, so you do not list out your entire to-do list.
Beware “urgent” does not equal important! Important is when it will matter on the long run…. For the most part, in most of the businesses bosses are not asking for it every day, they appreciate it when it comes to pay rise, promotions. So, if you want to improve from where you are, you got to make your mark and show that you can make a difference in the important things.
You got your list…? Great! If not… Stop reading right now, and write it down!
OK, so to make your weeks magical, and make sure you make progress on the important stuff, I suggest setting time aside to work on it. Put it in your calendar…. Do not tell me that you have no space! You always have, just ask the question is the thing you have on your calendar more important than the item on your list…. Voila… You can cancel things and decide not to do them, people will not mind if you explain them well.
Here comes the most important part, make it a recurring event. Looking at important stuff only once will lead you nowhere. Just think about losing weight, if you make a new years resolution, go to the gym once… Will that make any difference … No. So make it recurring, will you?
Also to make it more powerful, tell some others about it. Maybe invite your colleagues, your boss, your wife… whatever the nature of the item is. The aim is to talk and plan and do things in that hour that will make the important stuff go forward.
It is magical how much better you going to feel on Friday…. Hurray, I have achieved something this week.
And the good news is, if you stick to this for 90 days or so, so you will be amazed how much progress you have made.
Go ahead, try it out…. Would love to see in the comments things you will work on… Share with me if you want to make a commitment to the world, only the internet will see that
Wish you a magical Monday!