We all have plans and hopes and dreams, but only the things we do, that we finish count. If you spread yourself too thin (as I do!), you will never finish anything. Therefore, we must decide what our daily tasks are--what minimum amount of what activities should we do each day to move us closer to our goals. Then, we must decide where we will place our focus. Deadlines help, but strategically deciding the best times to accomplish things will move us forward at maximum efficiency. Some things you should never do, even if they sound appealing. Some things you should do everyday. Some things you should do sometimes. The best part about all this is that we get to choose each. Just because something has a deadline doesn’t mean you should do it. Choose and focus.*
*The title of a book on Japanese businesses by Ulrike Schaede, one of my grad school professors.