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It consists of thinking long and hard about your life and work. Write down everything that is on your mind, then consider what is most important.
Evaluate your sleep, nutrition and exercise.
Look at everything you do from big projects to small tasks and remove anything that doesn't add value. Outsource projects or drop them altogether. Unsubscribe from email newsletters.
If you have a "brilliant" new idea, save it for the beginning of the new year. For now, learn to say no to yourself. Delay your ideas for the new year.
Work on the right things, even if you are doing it imperfectly. As long as you are working on the right things, your skill and knowledge will compound, and one day the output will become better.
Focus on the process rather than the output. Don't worry about perfection.
Deadlines are the latest time by which something needs to be completed.
A "deathline" is if you do not complete a task by a specific date, it doesn't get pushed back but deleted entirely. "Deathlines" are useful to rid yourself of what you thought were obligations but were really suggestions.
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Life is best lived with drive and clarity. Our goals provide us with a navigating compass, helping us decide where to put our precious resources like time and money.
Having a life plan makes one get past the distractions and focus on what matters.Set aside an hour to do this planning exercise:
Looking through the most important goals, find the common thread and draft a plan of action for your life, a compelling Mission Statement, taking as much time as you want. Let it sit there for a few days and do not think about it.
Review the statement after a few days, see if it carries the magic that can be a guiding torch of your life, making any changes if required.
Use the WOOP strategy for achieving goals:
Everything starts with a wish. But don't transform that into fantasy.
When you fantasize, your brain thinks you’ve actually achieved your goal. So rather than ramping up, motivation dials back.
Be specific about the form your wish should take.
For example: If a "better work-life balance" is your wish, your outcome could be “No work on weekends."
A personal mission statement is a written declaration of your core purpose, and what your priorities are.
It is different from a 'vision' statement and is a briefing on what you would ...
A well-thought-out mission statement provides everyone with your core leadership values and priorities. It identifies the general direction of your actions to you and your team.
It also can vocalize your priorities to your team when you are not physically present.
Determine your core values, key traits, and beliefs.
Ask yourself what you believe to be necessary to succeed, and what traits you wish to see and not see in others. Clarify each aspect with yourself and be concise in creating the mission statement.