Sunday, October 2, 2011

Set Your Goals With Wiggle Room

One of the toughest things about the process of learning time management and being more productive is that it rarely ever works out the way you think it will, or the way an author describes it in a book. It is not as if you jot down a set of ideas, or attend the time management seminar, and suddenly find that you are able to perfectly balance all of your projects and commitments right away. Instead, there are all kinds of starts and setbacks, moments where you are doing really well, and others where you seem to have "dropped the ball" in your organized office routines.

Unfortunately, a lot of busy people do not know this or anticipate it. For that reason, they set big goals for themselves and feel disappointed if they haven't completely achieved them, rather than simply recognizing that they've made some progress in them but fell a bit short. That is especially dangerous because that can easily cause them to abandon their plans altogether and just fall back into old habits.

Because I do not want the same to happen to you, let me just take a minute to point out that no matter how committed you are to making changes in your life, there will very likely be some difficulties in overcoming old ways of doing things, not to mention times when life just isn't going to cooperate. Expect that, and don't put too much pressure on yourself to succeed right away. You never want to plan to fail, but you should leave enough wiggle room in your plan to accommodate the possibility that not everything you try is going to work out right away.

Learning to be more productive, as with any act of self-improvement, is an ongoing process. The simple fact that you are reading articles like this one means you're serious about getting more done. Take that energy, and use it to get a little more focused, a little more productive, and a little more efficient every day, week, and month. Just don't get so sidetracked by a disappointment that you are tempted to give up on your goals altogether.

Thanks to Key Organization / Productivity Today

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