Juggling Multiple Goals

Time Is Precious - Waste It Wisely

A number of studies suggest that breaking goals down into specific action steps works when applied to a single goal. However, when you’re working toward several goals, a different approach works more effectively. Consider these techniques to effectively juggle multiple goals.

Evaluate Your Current List of Goals

  • Go after goals that are important to you now and change them when necessary.
  • Select three priorities from what matters most to you.
  • Tactfully decline requests for excessive obligations. Learn to say “no” graciously.
  • Be realistic about time limits.

Juggle the Goals You Want to Keep

  • Merge related projects into one.
  • Schedule your most challenging demands for the time of day when you’re at your peak.
  • Define your success.
  • Select role models.
  • Shorten your learning curve by consulting those who already know the ropes.
  • Segment your time. Switching between activities will keep your mind fresh.
  • Organize tasks efficiently to get things done more quickly.
  • Encourage a spirit of community and cooperation in your family and at work.
  • Stay fit to protect your ability to achieve everything you want to do.
  • Cut down on stress by going at your own pace. Resist rushing.