Subscribe to Love Mondays newsletter updates via email »

LM: #271: Strategic stumbling

July 08 2024 – 10:00am

If you want to be a productive person, it seems you should have an elaborate task-management system.

It seems you should choose goals, formulate a plan to carry out actions that will lead to those goals, then execute that plan with your flawless discipline.

But the world changes too fast to stick to a plan, and who among us can perfectly execute what we plan?

People who you think have elaborate project- and task-management systems often merely have an array of habits, routines, and rules that keep them moving in the general direction their goals lie.

Don’t pick the perfect plan, install systems for strategic stumbling.

Aphorism: “You do not need anybody’s permission to live a creative life.” —Liz Gilbert

Cool: These indoor bug zappers (Amazon) are effective at attracting and killing mosquitos in your house.

P.S. Sales for the Preview Edition of How to Sell a Book close Tuesday night.

P.P.S. Thank you John Lee Dumas for having me on the Entrepreneurs On Fire podcast.

Thinking of
writing a book?

How to Write a Book cover
Download your FREE copy of How to Write a Book »

(for a limited time)

This post is filed under Newsletter.