Join Dorie Clark for an in-depth discussion in this video How to stay organized to meet your deadlines, part of Personal Effectiveness Tips.
- These days, we all have more obligations than ever…so it's hard to keep track and stay focused.…Here's how to stay organized…and meet your most important deadlines.…First, make sure you have the right systems in place.…If you want to write a book…you're almost certainly not going to just…sit down one weekend and bang it out.…You need a plan and a structure to get it done,…because it's a big project that takes time.…That's the case for almost any meaningful goal.…How are you going to keep track of it?…All your system needs to be is just a way…to keep track of timelines and tasks.…
That could be a notebook, a to-do list,…special planner, software you name it.…You can experiment with what works best for you.…Second, you have to make progress…on the most important task every day.…The author Stephen Covey famously talked about…the tension between the urgent, the daily fires…that scream out at us, and the important,…the goals, often long-term, that we prize the most…but that often get deprioritized in the moment.…
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