Confession: this is my favorite one!
Strategy 5: Use one word
Even when we set goals and identify strategies, it can be hard to consistently focus. We get stuck in quadrants 1 and 3 and it’s hard to take time to move into Quadrant 2. What we need is a trigger, and that’s what one word is all about.
Capturing our focus area in one word makes it stickier, easier to recall, and harder to forget. Here are a couple of examples:
Your one word can be a literal reminder (succinct, lead) or a symbolic reminder (lighthouse).
With one word, you can capture your goal, your strategies, and even the emotion of your focus. One word becomes the trigger for your actions.
So, what’s your one word?