Prioritise Your Goals With This Simple Two-Question Test

Prioritise Your Goals with This Simple Two-Question Test

If it seems like you have too many things that you want to do, some prioritising can help a lot. You can whittle away less important things by asking yourself a couple questions regarding how dedicated you really are.

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You can get a lot more done if you pick projects and focus on them, but how do you decide? It's easy to get caught up in the excitement of ideas and desires, but if you don't prioritise, nothing will get done. Leo Babauta at Zen Habits suggests you ask yourself these two questions:

What is the one thing you want to pursue right now? Can you focus on that for at least a month?

If not, maybe it's not that important to you.

You can ask yourself this whenever something you want to pursue comes up, but you should take a moment to really be honest with yourself. A month of focus is the perfect length to test your dedication because of how much you can accomplish, but it's also long enough to make you wonder: "Will I even be interested in this in a month?" A month is also long enough to start forming a habit of working on something. Hopefully, at least one of your goals passes the test and you know what you actually want to focus on.

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