I talk a lot about productivity and getting things done here at this blog. Everyone wants to do more in their life. They want to be able to mange their time more effectively. They want to get things done well and move on to the next task, project quickly and effectively.
Many people can never seem to get their time management under control.
Is this You?
The Real Problem
But productivity and time management, isn’t your real problem.
The truth is the real problem is lack - lack of reasons you have to.
There is no real connection between what you want in life and the steps necessary to get there.
I am often asked why the Special Force are known for getting things done. We improvised, adapted, overcame what ever necessary to get the mission accomplished.
We trained for and executed missions where peoples lives depended on the success of the mission – our own lives included. I know it sounds trite, but failure was not an option.
The steps (tasks, projects) we took were all tied to the success of the mission. That meant we had to get them done. The key is necessity.
How would it be if you established some BAGs (Big Ass Goals) in your life? Then changed your mindset where you knew those things that have to get done are tied to the BAG. How do you think that would affect your productivity and time management?
Take the time to sit down and think about what you want – really, want. It might be more time with the family, either at home or on a special vacation. It might be a better house, a new car. It might be a different lifestyle. These are your mission. Mission comes first, everything else comes last.
When ever I am asked about time management, I ask about a person’s goals. With great goals, people tend to get er done.
What are your goals that you will use to drive your effectiveness? Let me know in the comments.