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How To Make Measureable Progress Towards Your Goals

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To Master Plan your life, you must begin with long-term goals that correspond to your core values. From that good start, you must establish yearly and monthly objectives. Based on those objectives, you create weekly and daily task lists. Doing all that will help greatly. But if you want to really change your life, you have to learn how to prioritize.

Divide your tasks, Covey says, into four categories:

  • Not important and not urgent
  • Not important but urgent
  • Important but not urgent
  • Important and urgent

In the "not important and not urgent" category, you would put such things as:

  • Shopping online for personal items
  • Answering unimportant phone calls
  • Responding to unimportant e-mails

In the "not important but urgent" category, you would include:

  • Returning phone calls from pesky salespeople
  • Making last-minute preparations for an office party
  • Attending a required meeting that doesn't help your career
  • Planning for a meeting that doesn't matter

In the "important and urgent" category, you might list:

  • Making last-minute preparations for an important meeting with the boss
  • Making last-minute sales calls to key clients
  • Solving unexpected problems

And, finally, in the "important but not urgent" category, you might include:

  • Learning how to write better
  • Learning how to speak better
  • Learning how to think better
  • Working on your novel
  • Getting Catching up on office gossip
  • down to a healthy weight

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