Things I Remind Myself At Every Weekly Planning Session

Things to remember:

  • Always aim for 70% completion at full throttle. This means that I am pushing as hard as I can, and am on the edge (and so growing)
  • Unexpected things will happen, unplanned adventures will come up, and unanticipated (and guiltless) crashes will be taken. Don’t be angry with yourself when they do.
  • You won’t get everything done. Planning is usually over ambitious, and if you are consistently accomplishing 100%, you’re not aiming high enough.
  • Schedule the most important things early in the week and in the day. This will ensure they get done.


  • Prefectionism is for losers. You can’t always have every goal to it’s perfect form, so don’t just not do something because you can’t have 100% amazingness at it.
  • Don’t tackle too much. A great sculpture is not made in one hammer stroke. You can try to do everything and fail for years and years… rather just start on small stuff and chip away at it. Look at acquiring skills over 5-10 years. Make small step goals.
  • Everything must be measureable. What gets measured gets managed. You must know at the end of the week if you failed or succeeded, and by how much.
  • Don’t ignore your dreams; don’t work too much; say what you think; cultivate friendships; never give into fears; relax; enjoy existence in the now.
  • Good Fortune? The fact is, the more that you practice, the harder you sweat, the luckier you’ll get.
  • The first step, just do it. And bluff your way through it. Remember to duck. God speed…and good luck!

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