A poet once said, "The most powerful time is when you are alone, thinking about what you are to do rather than the doing itself." You've been reminded many times, "A stitch in time saves nine". Daily Planning is the time you ought to set aside each evening to plan out and take control over the most precious resource at your command, the next twenty-four hours. Done correctly, Daily Planning is not an expense that will cost you time but an investment that will pay you back many times over the time invested.
Here are four important steps to follow each day during your Daily Planning time.
Maybe you are scheduled to attend a meeting that has little value to you. Try to get excused. See if there is a better way to handle each commitment. For example, instead of an actually meeting with someone, are you able to fax, email, or call that person instead? Can you do anything to better prepare for it? If you have a doctor's appointment, are there questions you can write down to ask the doctor.
Whatever these improvements are, add them to your To Do list as actions items.
The process of Daily Planning will save you more time in the long run than what you spend to do it and will increase your daily productivity each day.
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