How can you anchor your plans and goals in reality? Put them in your calendar. Treat this like an appointment with your future self. Especially if you are very busy, if you wait for a time “when you have time”, it just might never happen. Or not have the attention it deserves.

Identify key steps to help you with your goal, and then schedule them and treat them like any other important meeting.

Another added benefit of this: You will also get significantly better in guessing how long things actually take by comparing what you estimated versus how long it actually took. This will help you make more realistic plans, as well as help price your services if you are running or planning to run a business.

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