Tired of Making More Plans than Progress? Try This!

Feel like your life moves two steps forward and three steps back? Use this to break the cycle of frustration and start making real progress.

With the frantic pace of the modern world, our lives can be both brutally busy and frequently frustrating. Day in and day out, we continually make and remake to-do lists as we attempt to muscle through the daily onslaught of tasks that come at us, only to realize that we never seem to get to the end of our list. And on the rare days that we don’t get sidetracked by a crisis and are able to get to the end, we either realize there were more tasks we had forgotten to put on the list or more tasks pop up, and we quickly fall back into the quicksand. Over time, our notebooks, smartphones, and minds get filled with unfinished tasks, unaccomplished goals, unrealized hopes, and unmet expectations.

The problem isn’t that we don’t make plans, it’s that we don’t make our plans happen. The problem isn’t that our attempts to get everything done in our personal, family, and business lives aren’t noble or well-intentioned, it’s that our approach to keeping all these aspects of our lives thriving is generally inefficient, scattered, sporadic, and too often leaves us—as well as our responsibilities and goals—unfulfilled. And what’s at the heart of this flawed approach? To-do lists. That’s right, the ubiquitous sets of random tasks thought up in the moment and then prioritized.

“The problem isn’t that we don’t make plans, it’s that we don’t make our plans happen.”

To be fair, it’s not to-do lists’ fault. As useful as they are, to-do lists simply haven’t advanced. Yes, many have migrated from sticky notes and planners to synced notes and apps, but to-do lists at best don’t keep us organized and most often end up as little more than disconnected, incomplete mishmashes of constantly reprioritized tasks—even if shared electronically. We need something profoundly different. We need something profoundly better.

We need a process that gives us both the big picture—the dreams we have for our lives—and the structure and type of detail necessary to make these dreams happen. We need a system that helps us overcome the mountains of details and to-dos that often overwhelm us and stop us from being successful. We need a simple, powerful approach that helps us take charge of our lives, work with others easily, and have time to do what we really want to do. We need a structure for commoditizing the work we all do so we can stop creating to-do lists from scratch and start completing the tasks we already know need to be done. We need a tool that breaks down the work we need to do—and the goals we want to achieve—into simple daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly tasks. We need a method that bridges the gap between where we are now and where we really want to be in each aspect of our lives. We need Tactick—the software for routines.

From our families and our friendships to our bodies and our businesses, life works because of routine. That’s why success—true, enduring, lasting success—isn’t about some never-ending game of disconnected to-dos, nor is it about some one-time, Herculean effort in a moment of crisis; success is about doing simple things again and again and again. Routines work better when they’re structured instead of sporadic, when they’re explicit instead of in our heads, when they’re assigned instead of assumed. In short, routines work better when they’re organized. So get Tactick and experience the power of Organized Routines™ in every aspect of your life.

Category: Business, Family, Personal

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