I’ve talked about “to do” vs. priority lists for years. I find that choosing an objective for the day keeps me on track.
The key there is that I choose it, set it, pick it for myself.
This isn’t something someone ELSE finds important. Setting objectives if fun when I:
> choose why it’s important to me.
> set the specifics.
> pick what the objective will be.
Last week I started with what I believe was my objective – as I worked on it, it changed a little. Migrating and morphing; not because I wanted it to be easy… rather to create something more effective – keeping the high level goal in sight.
What about you? Have you found the fun in setting objectives?
How about with your team? Have you created an environment where people are setting objectives for themselves?