Making productivity: to-do tasks

I have to admit that last post was a bit boring, I’ve been running several new habits that my time management is a bit confused (time management should be another topic that we will go through). Last post shown how to define and setup goals. But, Goal setting =/= Goal achieving !

There are certainly tons of things we need to do afterward, an action plan is necessary to create that providing the whole picture of the goal achievement. It should contains the tasks, expected completion date, resources required, and target.

Here I’m trying to use myself as an example. Let’s see how I work on for that…

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Interesting arguments: Goal vs No Goal?!

Interesting arguments: Goal or No Goal?!

During the research of goal setting strategy, I recently went over some discussions from Leo Babauta (from zenhabits) “The Best Goal is No Goal”  , Jeff Goins (from Jeff Goins Writer) “You Don’t Need a Plan to Change Your Life” … , they claimed not to set goals in our life for less stress and simplicity. It is an interesting point of views and made me considered about how goals setting might helps me with.

Referring to this point, David Damron (from LifeExcursion) published a post “5 Reasons Leo Babauta is Wrong About Goals (inc. Leo’s Response!)” He argued to the importance of goal in our lives.

I would say we can success without goal setting if we are passionate enough, for those who are self-disciplined and organized person can “burning their passion” and achieved what they wanted. It is not necessary to set up long-term goals, short-term goals, action plan… officially.

However, for some people, just like me, usually need guidelines and 3-rd party assistance to maintain our passion. We are easily getting lost without road-map.

Therefore goal setting is essential for someone like me, and I will keep going on this blog.

Goal Setting

Everybody knows what is goal, it gives us the direction of our life. And there is no point here to discuss why we set goal, since we all do it every new year! Just to ensure : setting right goals and setting goals right!

Dream a big dream, based on each aspect on our last post, let’s think about what you would like to be, to do and to have, in each of different aspects.

SMART Goal

In searching around goal setting strategy, there is a popular concept, SMART goal. I never doubt for this concept since it seemed very sufficient and highly recommended by most resources. Basically S.M.A.R.T. stands for 5 criterion:

Specific
Measurable
Attainable
Realistic
Time-sensitive

It is important to ensure your goal should be fitted into all of these. Then you will come up with a list with goal of each aspect and that should be measurable, such as:

Health: loss 20lbs;
Finance: increase 50% of current income;
Study: finish reading a book monthly ….

Note: “Be more healthy” is not a sufficient enough, you will not able to confirm weather you make it or not.

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Is Information Overwhelming You?

Here you are! After we figured out our weaknesses, decide the goals as specific as you can that we would like to accomplished and make sure you are able to achieve.

Note: it is not necessary to improve all of them (Don’t kid yourself, it is not possible!). Just choose which parts you would like to focus and how you get that.

Let’s move it….

This is the most familiar part that we all do it every Jan and give up on Feb.  We might set resolution on losing 20lbs, get A grade in exam, double our income…and we were excited to achieving it. Do you, however, remember what did it turn out to be on Feb (or a week later)? We lost our passion, procrastinated and just dropped it.

(This is the human of nature, we all procrastinated! Regarding to the problems of procrastination, we will talk about it later.)

You are new age person with high technology sense, you might search on goals setting  in order to avoid the pattern (goals set and failed). But it comes up with an ocean of search results, there are just too many instructions on goal setting and achievement.

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So, how would you going to due with this?

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7 Aspects to Think About Before Making Changes

Are you happy for your life? Think about what you achieved, do you feel dissatisfaction? Do you really need changes?  Of course you do, we are all imperfect! There are certainly rooms for improvement.

So, are we going to write down our goals or resolutions? NO! How can you plan without planning? (it sounds a bit complicated)

Self evaluation 

Before starting any project, it is necessary to get the whole picture on the current status: a background check.

The question is: how to evaluate yourself? What are you suppose to focus on? (You know, it may take years to review your life)

There are 7 aspects I come up with that you should look into, some suggested questions are provided under each aspect for assistance. Please answer all questions (and try to make up your own) to figure out your weakness. Remember: be honest to yourself.

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What is it all about?

What is this blog all about?

Do you wondering why are you here? Probably you are just be here by accident, but don’t worry, I just want to show you what you are going to get from here….

Hi! I’m Wihmunga from Hong Kong, just an ordinary people (like most people do!). After I graduated from the university, I worked in media industry and obtained master degree in part-time basis. It was so much fun! and I had finally realized how wonderful of studying after graduation.

As you might know, Hong Kong is a busy city, we all work crazy and our life is all with BUSY BUSY BUSY…!!

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Do you familiar with this working environment?

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