When you go on a road trip, you map your course. It should be the same for the journey of life. After all, I view it as a trip.
I have a long ways to go before I reach my destination, but I will get there with ease if I just plot my course ahead of time.
That is what mapping your course is all about. I have reverse engineered my goals, which gave me my daily tasks for reaching each of my goals, now I just need to put them in an order to take a course of action.
I put everything into one of four columns: research, first, during and later.
Research is the list of things that I need to find more information on before I can reach my goal.
First, is the list of items that I need to complete to get the ball rolling and start reaching my goals.
During, is the list of all the things that I need to be doing on either a daily, weekly, or monthly basis to reach my goal.
Later, is the list of things that can be done more than thirty days down the road; these are the things that need to be done but can wait until I am deep into reaching my goals.