Lesson 3: Productivity

When striving to achieve goals, it can be helpful to consider which of the smallest changes will yield the greatest returns.

Short Term Goals

A great way to meet a short term goal is to write it down. In this section of the lesson, we’re going to look at three methods of writing and tracking goals: first with a Chrome extension, then with Evernote, and finally with Gmail.

Medium Term Goals

For medium term goals, it can be helpful to track your progress with some sort of quantifiable measure that is within your control. In this section of the lesson, we’re going to set up a Google Sheet to track our progress and create a graph to visually see how we’re doing.

Long Term Goals

In this part of the lesson, we’re going to explore a strategy for meeting long term goals – reflection. In this hyper connected world we live in, it can be easy to forget to take time to think about our progress. Today we’ll do the following:

  • Create a new Notebook in Evernote called “Long Term Goal”
  • Create a new Note in your new Notebook and write the date in the following format:  yearmonthday (2015-02-26).

Bonus

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