Over the past few months, I have been given the opportunity to participate in several Franklin Covey courses. The courses deal with the different aspects of leadership and how to become an effective leader. The principles learned in the classes can be applied to my professional life, as well as, my personal life. Unfortunately, change is only going to happen when the principles are exercised and used on a daily basis. I have found it very difficult to practice the principles because there just isn't enough hours in the day or I find it hard to facilitate change with others, when they have no idea what I am talking about.
Today, I took a FC course titled "Focus: Achieving Your Highest Priority." The class was fantastic and focused on time management and organizational skills. We were given a FC planner and taught how to use it. I have had planners in the past, but this time, I think (and hope) that the use of the planner will become a habit and help organize my work and my personal life. The class also focused on tasks that are important versus tasks that are urgent. I think we have become an urgency driven society.
So, I vow to use the planner for the next 21 days, until it becomes my newest habit! I just wish it was as easy as watching tv or one of my other horrible habits:)