Thought I’d give an update on how the two tier goal system I’ve started using is working out for me. I was expecting an improvement in focus, after all, why would I make a change if I thought things would get worse, but I’ve been amazed at what a difference it’s made.

As part of my planning process I wrote down all my goals on the whiteboard in my home office and then arranged them into primary and secondary. Since I see my whiteboard as soon as I walk into my office, it’s a constant reminder of what I should be focusing on and since all but one of my primary goals are lifestyle based (ie: they’re part of my daily life), it’s been really easy to focus on what needs to be done instead of getting sidetracked with browsing, email, twitter and video games. Because of this focus, I finally completed some coding that I’ve been putting off for months (for no good reason). The lifestyle goals have been working out well too. There has been many instances where I would have done things differently if I wasn’t focused on a singular goal in that area.

I really feel like I’m making good progress towards accomplishing the things I’ve identified as most important. As a bonus, I’ve also been able to make some progress on some of my secondary goals since I seem to be more effective. I think it’s because I spend less time deciding what to do and more time doing. I’ll definitely keep using this system!

Changing Beliefs

And now for something completely different. I had considered making this a separate post but I’m not fond of numerous tiny posts so I’m adding it in here. A recent article by Steve Pavlina on the Lefkoe Method resulted in me trying out Morty’s process. At first, I thought That was neat, I guess I feel a little better, but over the past few days I’ve really noticed a change in my belief patterns. It seems I never realized the distinction between rationally thinking one way while emotionally believing something else. It has definitely made a difference in my life. I suggest you spend an hour and go try it out. It’s free, you just have to “sign up”. Standard traffic building technique which I’m sure most of you are aware of.

That’s all I’ve got for now. If you do try the Lefkoe Method, let me know how it works out.

- Dave