With identify my missions, quantify my goals and measuring my progress towards goals, my life has changed a lot.
In past 7 months, I have lost 16 kg and much healthier than before. Now my day starts with waiting for my girls prepares herself for kinder garden. My job doesn't full of "urgent" things. I starts to focus more value generation instead of just solving problems. And I have more free time to improve myself and start dedicating one of weekend to my family. And I am starting to find out my dream and starting build a startup for that.
I want to share my experience with you.
Build Your MissionThe missions has guided my activity in past 8 months. The biggest benefits that I get from these is that I can prioritize things in my life very easily with these. I personally compared the ordered books from me in Amazon.com. This year's books are all about two topics. But last years, it is around five topics. Although I dont read as many books as last year, I did feel that my skills around two topics have become much better comparing with last year. In the job, I personally tried to involved less in the activities that I don't have in my mission statement. With that, I can focus on the things that I have more interest on.
And in summary, I have focus things more important for my long term goals.
With guidance from the book, I personally classified my missions into 4 parts. They are:
- Career Development and Path
- Family and its value
- Community (People around you and what is your value to community)
- Healthy and other long term goals
All of them are important to my personal growth and feelings.
There is the tool at Franklin Covey website, http://www.franklincovey.com/msb/, which help me a lot on building my personal mission and my family mission.
If you have any question, feel free to let me know. In the following sessions, I will share about my experience in the following topics:
- How to create quantified annual goals from your missions
- Create first milestones for you goals and how to create feedback loop
- Time management with prioritization and Kanban
- Try different solutions but keep focus
- Dont forget about celeberation