Is it a task or a goal?
by Elise on April 27th, 2012
Have you ever had a plan for the beginning of a work day and realize half-way through that you haven’t accomplished anything you set out to finish? Sure you’ve gotten something done today, but none of it relates to your once crystal-clear goals.
We’re all guilty of trying to manage too many tasks at once. Whether you are an account executive of a large company and manage many people or accounts, or the owner of a small business who wears many hats – we’ve all felt the strain of trying to keep up with today’s fast pace. Our attention is drawn from one account or task to the next without any sort of break in activity. It appears that there is no time to waste in relation to moving from one task to the next.
What is often challenging is completing one task before moving to the next. Sometimes it is easier to switch to something else before the completion of a project because there are so many to be done. Where is the sense of accomplishment though if we don’t complete a project? By not focusing our day on some main tasks, we don’t feel that sense of accomplishment. So the next day we wind up feeling unaccomplished or that our stack of work is never-ending. What if one of your daily burdens could be taken off the table completely?
Our software strives to do just that for brands and manufacturers looking to manage their brand image consistently across independent dealers online. We strive to make life (in relation to brand consistency) simpler. Though we promote the idea of simplicity for both brands and dealers, at times we lose sight of that philosophy. Our long term goals become muddled with daily tasks that simply do not help us move towards our end project.
We’re all guilty of a similar action. The key to daily success in completing your day is to pick no more than three goals to accomplish. Do not treat daily tasks as goals – but rather steps towards your end goal. By focusing on these three, we find a greater sense of satisfaction at the end of the day.
No, we’re not philosophers – just trying to make your day run a little smoother…