August 14, 2015

Forcing the schedule


There are always things – not urgent, but important – that need your time but you never manage to get to.

You want to do it, really … but there’s always a client meeting, a busy work load, a trip to the dentist, not urgent exactly, but pressing.

To get the important stuff done, remove choice and emotion and soft-avoidance and easy-cancelling from the equation. Force it into your schedule, and commit.

Pick a date that’s far enough away to not worry about, then treat it like a family holiday, or a client kick-off, or a court date – whatever it takes. Sacrosanct.

Make time for the important things, the truly urgent make time for themselves.

Skippy Strategy: What have you been putting off? Open your diary. Pick a date. Block it out.

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