Time Management: How To Avoid Settling For Second Best - Harper Hallett Consulting

Time Management: How To Avoid Settling For Second Best


Are you one of those Project Managers who are focussed on time management and want to avoid settling for second best?

Are you constantly pursuing a sensible work-life balance?

Well if you are here is a top tip for you, avoid The Settle.

The Settle is your Plan B, your contingency. In other words, what you will settle for instead, when you don’t achieve your goal.

Why avoid the Settle?

It is important that you avoid having a Plan B so that you focus 100% on the goal that you want rather than your Plan B. Believe me, if you do have a plan B, and it is anyway less of an achievement than your Goal, you will settle for the Plan B, because in your subconscious that’s what you’re planning for.

What to do instead?

Instead of having a Plan B, make sure that you clearly define what your goals are and that you have a process to follow enabling you to achieve them. Achieving a goal is all about consistency. We all achieve goals, however most of us haven’t yet discovered how to do it consistently and by consistently, I mean 100% of the time.

How do you achieve goals consistently?

To achieve goals consistently you must have:

1) The right MindSet. A MindSet that enables you to achieve your goal and that means being clear of all limiting beliefs and negative emotions.

2) A goal that is explicitly defined. One that spells out exactly what it is that you want to achieve and the key steps that you will go through to achieve it.

3) An Achievement Process. A Process that you can follow to achieve that goal consistently.

The Genius Tip.

In reality most people I come across can only express what they don’t want and can only do so using negative words. The genius tip is to flip that into the positive and specify what you do want instead..

How to get started right away.

Many people want to get started straight away and need some help in doing so. The best way to get started space (like with most things) is with a template as an example.

You can get a copy of the Power Goal Template that will help you get started from:


p.s. Remember, you can only achieve that goal if you take action so download the template now and take action before the days out.

Do add a comment below and let me know how you get on with setting that goal.

Chris Hallett

Chris is a Project Management Consultant and after over 25 years of running Project, Programmes & PMO has now turned his attention to helping other Project Professionals build high performing project teams. As an author, speaker and coach Chris has worked with many people one a 1-1 basis as well as in corporate life. To book a 1-1 Success call with Chris, go to: https://harperhallettconsulting.co.uk/contact/

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