We all have lists that seem a mile long - there’s so much to do and so little time! Ever wondered how to get it all done with a positive, can-do attitude and a smile? Well, at the heart of our to-do lists are the important Art of Doing Getting Started questions:
Why do you want to do something? Getting clear on why we’re motivated to take on a new project or task can help us stay on track. Asking ourselves about the purpose of doing something provides a framework for achieving the goals that excite you.
What do you need to do next? The overwhelm is real when we’re looking at a list of tasks but when you know your purpose, it helps discern the next step. If we want to be our most efficient and effective selves, we need to know how to prioritize what’s important and necessary versus what can be delegated.
- Do you have the ability to do it? Often times when we’re brainstorming our to-dos, tasks end up on the list that do need to be done, just not by us. Being honest about our strengths and abilities is an important aspect of getting it all done. If a task isn’t in our area of expertise, it’s likely going to take longer to accomplish and we would be better off delegating it to someone who has that skill set.
Think about your next project or to-do list, then grab your journal and brainstorm a few thoughts on our Art of Doing Getting Started questions. You’ve got this!
Ready to move to the next step? Check out our post on 8 Practical Tips to Getting It All Done!
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