A difficult challenge in accomplishing goals is simply remaining aware of them and staying on track. Honestly, how many times have you set a goal, started working on it with the best of intentions, and then couple days late, you become conscious that it somehow slipped through the cracks?
Even here in Dominica where itâ€™s under populated and under developed, outside influences apply forces to knock us off track. And if you have a busy life, these influences can come many times each day. Phone calls. Emails. Postal mail. A new memo. A drop-in visitor. New items to add to your to do list nearly everyday. New things to think about; but most are just distractions from whatâ€™s really important â€“ your goals.
We therefore must apply a countering force to get back on track, pointing ourselves back towards our goals again and again. Reviewing your goals once a month or once a week is just too infrequent. I find I must review my major goals every single day, and if the day is filled with a lot of distractions, then I must do it several times a day. Otherwise I start getting too far off course, lured into working on whatâ€™s merely important instead of whatâ€™s mostly important. Itâ€™s a process of constantly re-checking your actions and figuring out the correct next step.
I hear you. If I don’t write things down in a list format I lose sight of everything. Even if I don’t get everything done in a day I at least have everything in front of me for the next day. Goals and accountability are crucial to having a productive life.