3. Time management:
Myles approaches time management from the perspective of choice management—and with the following three P’s: Plan, Prioritize, Perform. In her book, she writes, “We can’t manage time. Time happens. We can manage our choices in relation to the time that we have, what we choose to do with our time.”
4. Activity-goal alignment:
Here, you must make sure you’re working on the tasks that best support your goals. “Living a life with purpose means living each day thinking about the desired outcome. To do that, you need to take a step back from the chaos of everyday life and see the bigger picture. What do you want to be when you grow up?” Myles writes.
Once you have your goals—and the rest of the pyramid—in order, the realm of possibility becomes available to you. According to Myles, “Possibility means striving to be all a person can be while looking at all aspects of one’s life, exploring the possibility of achieving goals that might seem impossible.” Thankfully, productivity doesn’t have to be an all-or-nothing process.
“Focus on one area at a time and make small improvements, build new habits. The more you start making positive changes, the more excited you will become to continue improving. It’s an upward spiral.” It’s up to you to take control of your time. Will you make that choice today?