Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Every Single Day

A man's hand holding a cup of coffee on a workspace with a notebook and a keyboard

[Photo by Cathryn Lavery at Unsplash]

We pay a price whenever the day is unplanned. You cannot connect dots if only a few at a time are seen and if plans are not coordinated then time is lost and priorities are skewed. I keep recalling Stephen Covey's admonition that we should schedule our priorities instead of prioritizing our schedule. In doing so we need to book project work and not just meetings.

The evening is the best time to plan the next day. Mornings can be hectic. Surprises may arrive with the newspapers. 

Another consideration: Review the upcoming two weeks, not just the coming week. For some reason, we often have a tendency to think that a date is further out than it truly is. The "Two Week glance" reduces the likelihood of surprise. 

[Anyone who has ever turned an appointment calendar from one month to the next knows what I mean. The first week of a new month can arrive like a speeding freight train.]

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