When I sit down to plan my week, I always write down the two or three most important projects I’m going to focus on.
Sometimes those projects are easy and obvious: fix this; build that; finish the thing.
But sometimes a project’s outcome is not obvious. Or, perhaps I don’t know if I will be able to finish it this week or not because I don’t yet know how much time is left to find the solution.
Instead of committing to a finish line that may not be possible yet, I simply commit to spending time working toward my desired outcome.
Not all goals need to have a specific outcome or milestone right now.
Sometimes my most important project for the week is to spend uninterrupted time working on a project so I can keep making progress.