Step Eight: Godo’s

Yes, you read that right.  A Godo.

Honestly, this word came about because I got tired of saying, “I need to hit my goals and to do’s every day.”  So I created a word:

Goals + To Do‘s = Godo

(pronounced “go-doe…don’t ask me why, it just rolls off the tongue better and I imagine a sort of colorful cousin to the dodo bird.  I digress.)

Now that you have chosen your preferred method of keep track of your Weekly Goals/Plan, some of you may want to take it a bit further.  Now, if you are happy working in a weekly fashion–for example, the schedule who can see all of their tasks in their calendar may not do this–then by all means, don’t pay attention to this step.

But if you are like me, you have daily To Do list.

This To Do List can again take whatever form you want that will lead to your success.  For me, that’s a white board.

It’s simple.  I take my Weekly Goals in my hand and I pick out which ones I will need to get done that specific day.  I also take into account life’s daily tasks.  For example, pay the water bill, order medicine, sweep the kitchen floor, email Jenny back, make the appointment, etc.

I can’t tell you how satisfying it is to write down all of my tasks for the day on that pretty white board and then erase each one as I complete them.

Keeping a daily to do list (or Godo’s) may seem tedious at first.  However, the rewards you will reap down the road will be so worth it.  You won’t wake up in the middle of the night in a panic trying to remember if you paid the credit card bill on time.  You won’t piss off your friend who was waiting for your email reply about dinner next week.

By writing down your Godo’s each day, you are creating a habit of staying on top of your life.  And I gotta tell ya, that glass of wine at the end of the day will taste so much better knowing how much you got accomplished.

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