When it comes to taking action on your goals, the first step is often the hardest. Now that you’ve identified what to do at a high level, this video lays out four strategies you can use to dive in and get started effectively.
- [Instructor] When it comes to taking action … on your goals, the first step is often the hardest. … You may have felt paralyzed. … But now that you've identified what to do at a high level, … here are four ways you can get going. … First, take a look at your list of priorities … and write down how long you think it will take you … to complete each task. … Very few people bother to do this, but it's so important. … We often fail in our execution … because we radically underestimate … how long something will take. … But if we can learn to make accurate estimates, … we'll be far more effective. … Track your estimates over time. … Eventually you'll learn … that finishing the memo for your boss … actually takes two hours and not one. … And that means you can realistically decide … where to slot it on your calendar and get it done. … Second, cluster your tasks into groups. … If you need to make phone calls, do them all at once … while you're in a rhythm, … rather than scattering them throughout the day. …
Dorie shares techniques that you can leverage to get clarity on what to prioritize, as well as how to take action when you find yourself unsure of your next steps. She explores well-known frameworks, including the Eisenhower matrix and the Pareto principle, that can help you become more effective. Along the way, she shares how to find the motivation to get yourself going, maintain your momentum, and make it all the way to your goal.