Being “busy” and “productive” is not the same as being strategic.
We all know the tips and tricks and best practices for how to be productive. But we don’t know how to be intentional and strategic — because strategy can be subjective and it’s not always obvious.
Here’s how to be strategic:
- Get clear on your desired outcome
- Pick one thing you think will move you in that direction.
- Stick with it for long enough to determine if your actions are working.
- If they are working, keep going. If they are not working, stop and try something new.
Don’t become so busy that you’re just doing random acts of focus and never have time to be strategic.