by Dave Miller
Call it old age or too many irons in the fire, but lists have become an important part of my life. I can choose to use them or not to. All I know is that if I use them my efficiency jumps exponentially. Lists keep me focused on the tasks at hand. By staying focused these things are accomplished faster.
A daily list is the single most effective way for me to be efficient for the day.
But efficient does not mean effective. If you are not effective, and only efficient, you are really good at getting things done that don’t add much value.
To be effective I need to focus on more than a daily list. Weekly, monthly and yearly goals need to be envisioned. Once my destination is in place I can head in that direction. By only looking at the tasks that need my attention now I will lose sight of the big picture. And when I lose sight of it I cannot be effective unless it be by chance. And I’d rather not leave things to chance.
Where do you want to go?
Last Year I wrote a series on Goals and Master Planning:
- What is the difference between a goal and a dream?
- The Transition – Master Plan Part One
- Stupid Excuses to Avoid Action – Master Plan Part Two
- Lists To Build Confidence –Master Plan Part Three