Obviously, you can't work on your top goals all the time. Inevitably, there are emails to return or banal paperwork to complete. But if, over time, you find your goals being shunted aside continually, it's a problem and this video can help you solve it.
- [Instructor] What a world it would be … if we could focus on our high-priority goals all the time, … but of course it doesn't work that way. … Inevitably, there are emails to return … or boring paperwork to complete. … But if over time you never seem … to be able to get to your goals, … and they're always being pushed aside, that's a problem. … Here are three ways to address it. … First, raise the stakes. … Maybe you're not taking action on your goals … because they just don't seem pressing or important enough. … You can amp up the urgency … by focusing on the long-term consequences … if you didn't take action. … For instance, what would it look like … in six months or a year, or five or ten years … if you didn't do X? … When you start thinking about your goals that way, … it's often a spur to action. … Second, look for patterns. … Are certain areas of your life … always pushing out other ones? … For instance, there are definitely going to be … busy periods at work where you'll have to work late …
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.