How you begin your day will set the stage for the rest of your day. When you start your day and adjust your attitude and mindset for success, you are more likely to achieve the right things you need to get done today.
As a Christian, I always start my day with a reading from the Bible and a devotional. There are so many great Bible reading plans and devotionals available that it is impossible to list them. Personally, I use devotions from the Bible app. I can take it anywhere I go since it’s an app on my smart phone. It is also loaded with many different Bible translations and reading plans. Reading the Bible and praying always helps me focus on positive and encouraging wisdom to start my day right.
Furthermore, if you are a Christian like me, then you will want to ask the Father to show you and guide you in the things He desires for you. Referring to Bible verses like Colossians 3:17 and Colossians 3:23.
Write Down Your Big Three
Ask yourself this question: “What three things do I need to accomplish today that would improve my productivity or help me achieve my goals?” This is the most important productivity question you can answer every morning. Before writing down your Big Three, review your Annual Goals and your Weekly Preview to help you stay on track. Remember, the goal is to achieve the right tasks, not just tasks.
If you haven’t written your Annual Goals or done your Weekly Preview, you can tack those planning principles later.
You may be different, but most people are much more likely to keep track of their daily goals and move forward on them if they write them down. On paper. I am not an enemy of technology. In fact, I use a number of great apps for productivity. But when it comes to your day, write down your Big Three. On Paper. If you are looking for a planner, I strongly suggest an annual subscription to the Full Focus Planner.
Work Your Big Three
Now that you have written down your Big Three for the day, you need to keep them in front of you all day. Keep these three statements right in front of you so you can’t help but looking at them periodically.
Plan your day with these Big Three daily goals or tasks. The best approach is to focus your time, energy, and direction on these three items until each one is complete. Guard yourself against distractions and the “smaller” tasks until all of these are done. Since these are the three things you have identified as the most important productivity issues for you to achieve today, then it makes sense to protect your time as your work toward these three.
There are no secrets here. The goal is achievement and productivity. In order to be as productive as possible, you must keep yourself focused on these three. You have already taken the most important steps to getting there: You have identified the Big Three things you need to do, and you have written them down.
Celebrate Your Victories
At the end of the day, you should celebrate the victories you have achieved. Lean back and take stock in the Big Three things you have achieved and how they have moved you forward along your path to success.
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