Keeping a to-do list or project list is a great way to get a grasp on your day, but if you’re looking for ways to better define where you’ll end up, app developer Dave Lee suggests starting your week with a list of three desired outcomes and working from there.
The idea is that people in creative jobs might have a hard time working within a productivity system, but defining a list of desired outcomes creates a weekly goal while still maintaining a sense of order. Lee’s task system has 10 parts, but two relate to how he breaks down a week and a day:
2. I choose my three most desired outcomes for that week. This gives me a goal and vision for my week.
3. I choose my three most desired outcomes for the day at the beginning of the day. All three outcomes should be related to your focus of the day.
For creative types it’s an interesting way to work towards a goal that you can break down into smaller parts if you want. Head over to Lee’s blog to see the full breakdown of his system.