The importance of focusing my efforts on a few goals at one go becomes increasingly illuminating. Contrary to achieving more by pushing for many goals at once, I’ve achieved little outcome.
Upon prioritising my life list, these are the goals that stand out.
- Don’t procrastinate
- Be assertive and decisive
Time is of essence if one wants to achieve his wants. Therefore, as a foundation to work on my wants, I have to minimise my tendencies to procrastinate.
I began by sleeping and waking at regular hours, as this allows me to predict the amount of time I have in one day. In addition, I had slot in time to exercise thrice a week and to train for Aikido. With a rough knowledge of time, it is difficult to disillusion myself into believing that my time is infinite.
Of course, in the following weeks I would have to push myself to complete whatever is necessary (tutorials, projects, personal endeavours) within deadlines.
Be Assertive and Decisive
Despite working on this goal earlier, my efforts in being decisive and assertive have been wavering.
However, if I truly want to master time, I have to be decisive in my actions and assertive on what belongs to me. I find that these two questions aid me in being more assertive and decisive…
- What do I want to achieve?
- How do I know that I’ve gotten what I want?
The key to being decisive and assertive is to know what you want and how to get it. By habitually asking myself these questions, my mind would eventually subconsciously think of my objectives to stand up for and how I will defend them.
I will have to practice being decisive and assertive directly when situations arise.