chapter 4


Before you can really be productive, you have to know what you are trying to accomplish. In this section, we will stop, think, create a plan, and set goals in order to be more productive.

We can’t just operate blindly each day—we have to know what needs to be done and what we’re working toward. Goal-setting is crucial to your success and your sanity when it comes to getting it together—and that’s exactly what we’ll be doing in this chapter.


A great way to set effective goals is to make sure they are SMART: specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time bound. Robert Rubin, a professor at Saint Louis University, explains that SMART goals are important because they ensure that “your goals are clear and ...

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