While we're in the mood for goals, resolutions, ideas, here's something from Richard Branson's blog... BTW - Richard had 65 comments on this blog when I looked last! I struggle to get one. Maybe I need to start a list of ideas how to generate more comments...
I have always lived my life by making lists. These vary from lists of people to call, lists of ideas, lists of companies to set up, lists of people who can make things happen. I also have lists of topics to blog about, lists of tweets to send, and lists of upcoming plans.
Each day I work through these lists, and it is by ticking off each task that my ideas take shape and plans move forward. As the new year gets started, lots of you will be busy making resolutions. If you want to stick to them, I suggest making them into lists. Here are my top 10 tips for making lists:
Write down every single idea you have, no matter how big or small
Always carry a notebook
Find a list method that works for you. Doodles, bullet-points, charts – what suits you best?
Make a list of small, manageable tasks to complete every day
Mark off every completed task – you’ll find making each tick very satisfying
Make your goals measurable so you know if your plans are working
Set far off, outlandish goals. What do you want to have achieved by 2020? How about 2050?
Include personal goals in your lists, not just business
Share your goals with others. You can help motivate each other further
Celebrate your successes – then make new lists of new goal