No, I'm not saying you should literally propel yourself forward like the guy in the picture above.
It's never a good idea to jump from one building to another to fly with the birdies. That's just flat out stupid. I just like the picture. It would've been better if he was wearing a cape.
You see how I get distracted by one photo? Not good.
Here are 3 actionable tiny techniques to try out today (you dig my alliteration usage?)
Who would wanna see that kind of hoopla going down? Certainly not me.
2. You should get one of those pocket planners with the calendar in it or even a small notebook. I I I have a moleskin but any old tiny notebook will do. Those inexpensive composition books take a lot of beating and works just fine.
Same rule as #1. Only in this write down weekly / monthly goals.
Somewhere in your notepad you should make a list of things you want to get accomplished in he next year.
For some reason seeing it visually is almost like programming or embedding the idea in your subconscious. Heck, tape a small photo of your loved one, your family, a sports car you've been wanting in your journal. Write some of your favorite quotes in your notebook. You can even type it up and print it out, frame it and put it right in front of your desk to help keep you inspired.
3. Be aware of the time you spend doing things. You're on your own this. Only you know what you spend your time on. I'm not saing that you should deprive yourself of doing things that you genuinely enjoy. But if you are trying to accomplish something (start that freelance photography business on the side, write that novel, draw that comic book, make jewelry, etc.) Did you really need to watch that crappy reality show or check your twitter account for the umpteenth time in the last hour?
Carve out some time to just focus on one thing. Use this to meditate, to read a chapter of that business book, write down ideas, doodle, write a poem, whatever. There's quite a bit of distractions in our daily lives. It's nice to just turn everything off and just do one thing for a litttle while.
By the way, it's ok if by the end of the day or week you notice that your task list still has stuff to be done.
You're not trying to achieve perfection. The point is to get you to be more goal oriented. A lot of people don't plan accordingly and just flutter about from one thing to another. It's just busy work for the sake of staying busy. This little exercise helped/helps me stay focused. Plus there's something so satisfying about crossing things off a list.
Give it a go and let me know how it works out for you.