When it comes to time management and goal setting, Leonardo da Vinci said, “I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.”

The man in the picture is doing. His task is so compelling that he has stopped on the way to work to complete it. I’d like to believe he is working on one of his professional goals or a goal for personal greatness.

Each morning is a splendid time to ask yourself the question: Are my goals moving me into action? Do I feel urgency to complete them?

I know what I want and I am willing, but am I “doing”?

To give urgency to your goals:

  • Prioritize your goals
  • Choose the most important 1 or 2 to work on in the present
  • Break each goal into manageable chunks –  15-30 minutes
  • Ensure you are identifying next steps after completing a chunk
  • Put next steps on a time slot in your future on your calendar

As you go through the days and the months, you will bump into that piece of your goal sitting right there at 10:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. You will feel urgency to complete it so you can check it off as finished on your task list.

Using this routine, you will move toward completion of your goals and achieve more on a yearly basis.

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