Originally Posted by svenkat52
Your note reminded me of something I shared with a client some time ago:
Some of our clients refer to the "workouts" we give as calisthenics for the mind. The game of defining your work, at all levels, is the act you participate in as you follow the Workflow Diagram. As something comes in, you’ll begin to find yourself (if you practice!) automatically asking, "What is it?" "Is it actionable?" "What’s the Next Action?" "What’s the Successful Outcome?"
Then, take the answers to these last two questions and put them into a system that you trust to hold all of the project and action reminders you have captured. As you review these action lists (when you are in the context to take those actions) you’re mind will begin to look for the "win." (What can you mark off as *DONE*???)
Just like sports have lines, goals and rules, so too you can impose these truths on your work. What are the borders of your work (projects), how do you add points to your score (next physical, visible actions) and how do you choose what to do (rules)?
Good luck, and keep on practicing those moves!