Any strategy for success involves pruning: to focus on what you’re doing, you have to decide what you won’t be doing. When setting your priorities, don’t overlook the less obvious consequences of your decisions.
Sometimes it can be difficult to know which priorities to focus on, and what the end result of our actions might be. Asking yourself specific questions can help focus your mind on what’s important to you.
American management consultant Fred Nickols, with input from his colleague Ray Forbes, has developed a set of questions you can ask yourself whenever you are trying to determine your objectives: