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How To Set Smart Daily Goals

Your motivation

It can be challenging to be productive in the long-term when you do things you don't feel motivated to do. Unless you have to push through with a specific task, it is much easier to work around things that keep you motivated.

Ask yourself: Why do you do this every single day?

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Everyone should know why they've gathered
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Set the agenda for the meeting. It can be summarized on a handout, written on a whiteboard, or discussed explicitly at the outset.

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Start and end the meeting on time
  • Start at a predetermined time. Not a minute later. Sitting around trying to guess when the meeting will start is a waste of a precious resource. Busy people should be able to discipline themselves to be there on time.
  • Ending on time is just as important. It will help ensure you accomplish what's on your agenda.
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