Personal OKRs, Three Years Later
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Start with an objective:
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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...
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The Objective is qualitative, and the KR’s (most often three) are quantitative.
They are used to focus a group or individual around a bold goal. The objective sets a goal for a set per...
Your objective defined in a single sentence should be:
Key results take all that inspirational language and quantifies it.
You create them by asking a simple question “how would we know if we met our objective?”
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Refrain from responding immediately. If another recipient should answer, give the person the right of first response. Ask yourself:
We long for clarity and for other people to say what they mean in as few words as possible.
Making wordy sentences that lose their fluency due to needless complexity in a text negatively affects the receiver of your message. In short: big is bad.
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The action itself is not easy. But the first 2 minutes should be easy. And you can scale down nearly any habit or activity into a 2-minute version.
Look at what you want to achieve in your life and then form the habits will make that happen.
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Many people think a good essay is persuasive. But more importantly, an essay should be useful.
There are four parts to a good essay:
An essay should be correct. However, to be correct is not enough if it is vague.
Don't publish anything unless you're sure it's worth hearing. Write the first draft of an essay quickly, trying out all sorts of ideas. Then rewrite it very carefully, being sure to sift out anything that you're not sure of, or that is not true. Useful writing makes claims that are as strong as they can be without overstating it.
Strength comes from two things: thinking well, and the skillful use of qualification.
Qualifications can express many things: how broadly something applies, how you know it, how happy you are it's so, even how it could be falsified. As you try to refine the expression of an idea, adjust the qualification accordingly. The more you refine an idea, the less you'll need to qualify it. However, don't underestimate qualification. Learn to use its full range.
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Writing about our personal values can make us feel loving, powerful, connected and in control while increasing our sense of power and empathy. It also makes us connect them with the events in our l...
Three-step action of working with your personal values:
This self-assessment is essential towards improving your life and the ability to manage stressful events and circumstances.