Daily goals are targets for a day. These can include habits that you are trying to form and unique goals that you develop for a particular day. Daily goals are typically process goals that describe what you will do as opposed to end-goals for desired outcomes. The following are illustrative examples of daily goals.
Respecting TimeKeep moving though things at a reasonable pace and avoid unproductive distractions.
Single TaskingFocus on the task at hand to establish flow.
Quality TimeStrictly end work at 7 pm to help kids with homework and enjoy family activities.
PerformanceTry to improve my 5k running time.
NetworkingBe friendly, outgoing and approachable. Reach out to cultivate professional and social connections.
CommunicationReply to messages in a timely fashion.
EngagementPush-in to conversations at work. Try to add constructively to the ideas of others but don't be afraid to offer brave ideas and criticisms.
LearningListen in class and take detailed notes.
BacklogComplete some tasks on my backlog.
PlanningAdd good ideas to my backlog and drop ideas that are no longer a priority.
Self-DisciplineAvoid buying things I don't need.
Quality of Life Devote an hour to moderate exercise and eat healthy meals.
SideliningFocus on the positive and try to sideline any negativity I should encounter.
ChangeExperiment with new ways of doing things.
Risk TakingTry to expand my depth with openness to new things and a willingness to take on challenges.
Risk ManagementBe careful biking to work. Be observant and expect that cars and pedestrians may do random dangerous things.Clean up my desk after each study session.
CharacterTry to be kind and patient.
UnaffectednessAvoid comparing myself to others. Maintain a strong sense of both confidence and humility.
MindfulnessTry to live in the moment and see the wonder of things.
IntrospectionReflect on the day and try to identify things I could have improved.
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