Chapter 7 - Design Your Week
From Getting Results | The Book
A goal is not always meant to be reached; it often serves simply as something to aim at. —Bruce Lee
In This Chapter
- Learn how to design a week for sustainable results.
- Learn how to add more power hours to your week.
- Learn how to make more free time each week.
You can use the Monday Vision, Daily Outcomes, Friday Reflection pattern for weekly results. This simple pattern gives you a fresh start each week and each day. Using The Rule of 3, you can bite off three things for the week and three things each day. By designing your week, you can spend more time in your strengths and less time in your weaknesses. This will improve your energy and help you continuously renew. The most important thing you can do is fix time for core activities that keep you going: eating, sleeping, and working out. Investing in these is investing in yourself.
Is your week by design or by default? One of the keys to results is owning your schedule. You can drive your schedule, or it can drive you. Imagine a week where you spend each day working on the right things with the right people and making the right impact. Imagine looking forward to the start of the week, whether it’s because it’s a fresh start, or it’s a chance to experience more of what you want. Imagine spending more time each day on the things that make you strong, give you energy and make you feel powerful. Imagine a week filled with power hours, creative think time, and enough free time that you feel balanced and effective. Imagine a week where you get enough sleep, get enough movement, and have enough energy to accomplish whatever you want. This is a week by design. It’s not just about weekly results; it’s about sustainable results.
Your week is a large chunk of time to get a handle on. By designing a week that supports you, you set yourself up for weekly results. Each week is a fresh start. You can carry the lessons forward from one week into the next. All you really have is time, so the key is to make the most of it. If you have recurring activities, you probably added them over time without realizing it; that’s a schedule by default, not by design. Seize the opportunity now to design a week which actually supports you.
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