What you cannot do today, do tomorrow – 3 simple rules of activities management

Strategic-PlanningDay 502. Sometimes we feel overwhelmed by the numbers of tasks we need to do in a given day. I have learned three things to deliver results. Three simple activities to undertake to deliver what needs to deliver:

  1. Plan it. If it’s not planned, it cannot be measured. If it cannot be measured, it does not exist. Take 15 minutes every day to plan your day, listing the tasks that you need to undertake and deliver.
  2. Walk the plan. Planning is nothing without execution. Once it’s planned, stick to the plan. If a tasks requires more time that what you initially expect, allocate more time now, or plan it the next day. There’s no silver bullet here, but this needs to be planned again.
  3. Inspect the plan. Every evening, inspect what you have done. Unfinished tasks need to be replanned for the next days. Congratulate yourself on a job well done for the one you have delivered. Learn from what you have done and from what you could have done differently.

If you create the discipline of doing those three simple things (remember thought that it’s not because it is simple that is easy), your level of achievement will jump forward big time. Enjoy!

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