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The main reason why people don’t achieve their goals, intentions or dreams in life is because they get sideswiped by daily chores and distractions.

Do you want to achieve more or in life?  Here’s a simple strategy to adopt call “The Critical Six”.

Write Them Down: At the beginning of each day or at the end of the day before the following day, write down the six most important things you need to do that day to get closer to your  goals, intentions or dreams. Only six per day, no more.

Order: Put them in order of importance, one being the most important, two being the second most important and so on…

Execution: Starting tomorrow first thing, start on item number one. Do not skip or go to item number two until you have fully completed number one. Then continue in succession with each number.

Rollover: If you get to the end of the day and have not completed your full list of six items, roll them over to the actions items for the next day. If item five and six are left one day, they will become item one and two for the next day. The only exception to the rollover is if, and only if, something more high leverage arises for the next day.

The secret is to have the courage and commitment to stick with it.

It’s also important to keep in mind that:
1) Activity does not equal accomplishments.
2) The lis is not for daily chores…  it’s for goal focused activities only.
3) No matter how many things screams for your attention, stay focus.
4) Unless they get you closer to your objectives, ignore the distractions.

In 2 weeks, take a few minutes and review yourself by asking:
1) Am I writing my Critical Six action items each day?
2) Am I prioritizing them correctly?
3) Am I really doing them?

Don’t fall into the trap of getting distracted with daily busywork goals, like doing the laundry, doing the grocery and so on…


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