Don't set goals... What?
I just started reading this great book called Four Seconds by Peter Bregman. It is all about how to be more productive and replacing counter-productive habits. What teacher does not need to be more productive? As I read I thought I would reflect through my blog the ways that I hope to be more productive! I hope these strategies will help others to think in a different way and to learn something new with me.
So the first helpful tool is to NOT set goals. This sounds crazy, but the author talks about how setting goals can make your vision narrow and could have negative outcomes like skipping steps just to meet an end goal. Instead, think of an area of focus. This will help you to accomplish your goals, in a productive and through way. You will take your time to make sure the job/task is done correct and are open minded to improving in all areas to achieve or complete you task.
This is simply a mind shift in how you think about your "goals" and I am willing to give it a try! Each day/month/year I am going to set a new area of focus.
This month/week looks like this:
My Area of Focus (at Work) - Try out new, fun lessons.
My Area of Focus (for Work) - Post & share more to social media & my blog.
My Area of Focus (for Home) - Try new healthy recipes.
My Area of Focus (for Self) - Work out more days than I normally do.
What are your area of focus going to be??