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Highlight Tactics: Choosing Your Daily Highlight

  • Write down your highlight of the day. Put it in a visible place, to create a visual reminder.
  • Trust your gut to decide whether an urgent, joyful, or satisfying Highlight is best for today.
  • Repeat to build momentum and create a habit.
  • Choose the same Highlight for several days in a row.
  • Schedule your Highlight in your the calendar and block time for it.
  • Highlights should take 60-90 minutes.

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Make Time is a framework that can help you create more time for the things you find important, in 4 steps, repeated every day:

Take control of your time by choosing where you direct your attention. And your daily Highlight is the target of that attention.
Principles for picking your Highlight:

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