The other day, someone sent me an email asking how I get so much accomplished. If they could only see my office 🙂
Well, that question got me thinking. Now that summer is over, my busy time is set to begin. And this year, in addition to my usual responsibilities, I’ve added a bunch more, including this blog.
I had no idea there would be as many people as there are reading my postings each day. Thanks to everyone for all the encouragement. Of course, this just makes me want to get better and better with it, and this will take a lot of time and effort.
Then I have the Faith Fighting Diabetes initiative that will be starting next month. I know there will be a lot of good that will come from this, and it’s only just beginning. I’m very excited about the wonderful encouragement I’ve received from many people who want to team up with me and bring this to my community. Please say some prayer for it’s success!
My list could go on and on, just as I’m sure yours could as well. So, all this got me thinking. How can I be more effective, more efficient, and more energized? Today, I think I found the answer.Knowing that goals are very important, especially if you want to be successful in all that you do, it’s important to find tools to help you achieve them. In the past, I was able to meet most of my goals, but now that I have so many in different areas of my life, I’ve come to realize that I need help. My friend’s email helped me to realize that I could be even more effective in all that I do if I could find some tools to help me be better organized.
This morning, I jumped on line and did a wordpress search for “goal setting.” There were a lot of postings to go through, some good, others not too helpful. Ultimately, I came across a web-based software program called Goals On Track. I spent about an hour checking it out, reading the reviews, a viewing some of their tutorials. I liked what I saw, and decided to try it out.
My plan is to use it for the next two months, and if I find it helpful, I’ll recommend it to you. I’ll also do some postings about the experience.
Here’s one quote I’d like to share with you from one of the resources found on their website. The author, Brian Tracy, has travelled all over the world giving seminars on using goals to achieve success.
If I was only given five minutes to speak to you, and I could only convey one thought that would help you be more successful, I would tell you to “write down your goals, make plans to achieve them, and work on your plans every single day.”
I am really looking forward to trying this program out. It’s going to take some getting used to, but I think it can really keep me on track with all the various things I try to balance every day.
I hope you’re having a great weekend!