The day for me starts with my planner and calendar. I sit down for 15-30 minutes reviewing the day before, mapping the current day and forecasting the future. When I skip this, I end the day feeling like I reacted to the days activities versus attacked my day with a focused plan. On the days I skip this step, I end up not having used my energy to accomplish the as much as I could have.
This piggy backs on the planning part of my day. Every month starts with a planning session that focuses on my goals for the month. The monthly goals are smaller tasks that help me get closer to my annual goal. Highly organized people thrive on results and goals provide a concise start and end point to the activities I devote my time to daily.
Each day, I try to visualize where I want to be and what life will be like once I reached my goals. Taking time to see myself at the end of my journey gives me fuel to do the work necessary to get there.
A few minutes of just about everyday is spent seeking knowledge whether in my business or personal life. I don’t pretend to have all of the answers, but I know there is a vast wealth of information available especially in this digital age that affords me opportunities to educate myself.
I hate change unless it’s for the better. This piggybacks off of habit four. As I learn new things, my goal is to figure out how to act on what I’ve learned and incorporate what I’ve learned into my life.
Highly organized people are quick to implement new strategies and often act on ideas they see as beneficial to their success.