How it can slow down your Things-To-Do list.
|Contributor: Jim Kearney 6/18/2018|
Advancement in any organization means being pushed up against your comfort zone on a regular basis. Learning new skills come with the territory if you want that next great position.
So one would think that placing an item on your TTD list would fall into the same type learning curve. Not even close!
Learning your job is a planned progression of connected skill sets. It usually includes a training protocol and mentors among other opportunities to guide you along the way..
The things to do list is a list of mostly unconnected singular tasks. Some with completely different goals. Each represents a possible time blocking issue caused by something outside your comfort zone.
One way to short circuit a comfort zone wall delay is to make sure you prioritize your list.
A TTD benefit analysis is a way to measure and prioritize each item on your list considering the following:
Once you have thoughtfully prioritized your list of those outside your comfort zone will become self evident. It's now time to pull the outside item(s) into your realm of comfort.
That may require ...
"Complete XYZ project", is not a viable T-T-D item.
On the project planning forms you can list the action steps that need to be completed. It's one sheet, or possibly more, of paper that has, in sequence, including the who, what and where is needed to successfully complete a project.
Now, this is where the Things-To-Do list becomes useful, whenever an action step from the project sheet come into play simply place on your T-T-D along your other activities for that day.
Brainstorm the steps you will need to accomplish or learn to reach your goal.
Leave several spaces between each step in case you have not figured out every step.
Transfer the next step to your daily Things To Do List. Check them off as they are completed on your project planning form.
It's fun learning new things and welcoming them inside your personal comfort zone.
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