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OKR (Objectives and Key Results)

OKR (Objectives and Key Results)

The OKR (Objectives and Key Results) method helps you decide on and stick to a practical goal and then define what it would look like to have that goal completed.

For example, if you want to read a book a week, the Key Result would be reading 52 books a year, and the Objective can be to be a better writer.

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The Productivity Systems Flaw

Many productivity books provide various systems to organize your life but fail to take into account people who are not focused or motivated in the first place.

Lack of focus and motivation is the key reason people fail to get any help from these methods.

Defining OKRs

A meaningful goal-setting (Objective + Key Result) can be figured out by asking: 

What you want your life to be like (Objective) and what would you do if your life became like that (Key Result).

OKR is a Compass

The OKR system is not a task, but a motivational driver, a compass pointing you towards your key results and life goals.

The Objective part shows you what will happen if you continue following your daily tasks.

Checks and Follow-ups

OKR systems tell you if what you are doing is on the right track. You would need to check-in and review yourself weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual basis, checking your purpose and well as progress.

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Personal OKRs are for your personal life, individual OKRs are for performance tracking at work.

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Personal Objective Key Results - OKR

OKRs take big lofty goals, segment them into objectives, and then tie each of those objectives to actionable Key Results.

The Objective is the point on the horizon that you want to get to, and the Key Results are the measures that confirm to you that you’re making progress.

There is no "one size fits all schedule" for maximum productivity.

Because we all have particular strengths and weaknesses when it comes to time management and productivity, what works for one person could be a total disaster for another.