According to Brian Tracy, there are four lists that we need to utilise in order to get successful at setting and prioritising goals.
Here they are:
1. First, you should create a master list on which you write down everything you can think of that you want to do some time in the future. This is the place where you capture every idea or every new task or responsibility that comes up. You can then prioritize tasks later.
2. Second, you should have a monthly list that you make up at the end of the month for the month ahead. This may contain items transferred from your master list.
3. Third, you should have a weekly list where you plan your entire week in advance. This is a list that is under construction as you go through the current week.
4. Finally, you transfer items from your monthly and weekly lists onto your daily list. These are the specific activities that you are going to accomplish that day. As you work through the day, tick off the items on your to-do list as you complete them. This activity gives you a visual picture of accomplishment and improves your organizational skills. It generates a feeling of success and forward motion.
What about you; do you think you could benefit from planning your time this way? Will you try it?
I know I will.
Oops! Almost forgot. Here’s a, (borrowed), video of Tracy explaining this…