It is not surprising then that entrepreneurs come to work, and instead of focusing on the tasks of the day, we worry about what is not getting done, or the big picture items must occur for the business to succeed. This is counterproductive. Focusing on the ninety-nine things that you can’t do that day or mentally jumping ahead to task that require multiple days is wasted time and effort.
So how do you actually stay on track for the day?
- Choose and Go. Once you have decided on your tasks for the day, stop worrying about other tasks and finish the ones in front of you.
- Work the Problem. Don’t spend your time thinking about what it. Spent your time and energy on the issue in front of you.
- Focus. Focus on the items you have determined require your attention that day. The entrepreneur’s path to success is rarely built with “giant leaps for mankind” but steadily won with, determined, daily progress. When we chip away at today’s to-do list, we build powerful momentum for our business.
The more time you spend on the ninety items not on your list, the more you stunt the growth of the business. First, you are still not getting the ninety done. Second, you probably are doing a bad job with the ten you need to and actually can get done.