The Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * — THE MANAGEMENT TIP OF THE DAY — March 10, 2017 Stop Setting So Many Goals for Yourself We tend to spread our energy too thin and try to accomplish too much. With so many competing priorities, it’s easy to see why something meaningful (writing a book, let’s say) perennially falls to the back of the line behind the immediate gratification of “emailing Amy” or “editing the presentation deck.” To mitigate the problem, allow yourself to set only two main goals for the next six months. These should be big goals, ones you’ve had in mind for a long time but never seem to accomplish. The smaller to-dos on your list should support these larger goals — but don’t let yourself get tunnel vision. Be willing to question your assumptions regularly and reevaluate your goals as necessary. With only two goals, you’ll want to be sure you’re actually pursuing the right things. Adapted from “Don’t Set Too Many Goals for Yourself,” by Dorie Clark http://links.mkt3142.com/ctt?kn=1&ms=MTY3NDI2NzYS1&r=MzE2MzcwNDA2NDI5S0&b=2&j=OTgwNzQwNjA5S0&mt=1&rt=0 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * If you do not wish to receive any email messages from Harvard Business Review, click here: http://links.mkt3142.com/ctt?kn=2&ms=MTY3NDI2NzYS1&r=MzE2MzcwNDA2NDI5S0&b=2&j=OTgwNzQwNjA5S0&mt=1&rt=0 Copyright (c) 2017 Harvard Business School Publishing, an affiliate of Harvard Business School. All rights reserved. Harvard Business Publishing | 60 Harvard Way | Boston, MA 02163 Customer Service: 800-988-0886 (+1-617-783-7500 outside the U.S. and Canada)