Reminder: To generate breakthroughs, it is important to 1) have a compelling goal and then 2) stay focused and in action every day - small daily actions lead to big results.
When I talk to people about generating breakthroughs, I am often asked whether he or she ought to try the breakthrough techniques on just one or multiple goals. I generally recommend starting with one goal that is very important and where if you made a breakthrough in it, that would make a big difference in your life.
I suggest this to learn the techniques, to enable focus, and to develop your breakthrough generation muscles. Once you see the power of staying focused and in action, you can apply these same principles and regimens to more than one goal.
I work with a small grid that I keep on my desktop and laptop. It is simple. A great day is one where I am focused and in action on all the Performance Areas. The right hand column lists major chunks of things I might work on.
It is not important that you understand what I have put in each box - this is my grid and these words are enough to remind me what I need to do to stay focused and in action. Your's will contain the words that cue you for success.
Please note that for each performance area, I have a breakthrough goal. I believe that it is important that we have goals that are compelling, interesting, and in alignment with our notions about what makes a great life. This grid is just a daily reminder to do small things in each performance area every day.
What would your grid look like?