Sometimes it’s hard to stay on track to meet goals. We get distracted by other priorities, interruptions, and project creep. Ask yourself the following questions to make sure what you’re doing is what you need to be doing.
- What are you doing today? This will bring to light any significant work that you aren’t aware is being done or that’s taking much more time than it should.
- Why are you doing the work you’re doing? This allows you to gain clarity on what’s important and why it’s important.
- How does what you’re doing today align with the bigger picture? This is a discussion about gaps and outliers. If you are working on something that doesn’t align with your broader goals, question the value of doing that work.
- What does success look like? This allows you to hone in on what’s really driving your success, in terms of activities, behaviors, relationships, and strategic outcomes.
- What else could you do to achieve more, better, faster? This is where you push yourself to be innovative. If you’ve done the work to answer the preceding questions, you are well-positioned to be strategic in answering this one.