The weekly grind

The weekly grind

I have a whiteboard that hangs above the monitor in my office. At the start of the quarter, I decided on the things I wanted to achieve in the next three months, then broke that down into a whole series of tasks.

Then, on the whiteboard, I write out each of the three months, and add tasks into those months.

And when Monday comes around, I start a new note in my note-taking app, look up at this month's list of tasks, and pick which ones I'm going to get done this week.

That way, no matter what happens, I stay focussed on my longer term goals, despite the distractions that day to day life throws at me.

Take Action: Write out your goals and tasks for the quarter and stick them up above your desk. Look at them every day.

Rahoul Baruah

Rahoul Baruah

Rubyist since 1.8.6. Freelancer since 2007, dedicated to building incredible, low-cost, bespoke software for tiny businesses. Also CTO at Collabor8Online.
Leeds, England