Start, Stop, Continue

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10 min

Glasses and Book

Learning how to harness an intuitive sense of what’s working and what isn’t can help you avoid potential pitfalls at work. Use the following activity to help you gain an understanding of what works for you and what doesn’t.


Step 1.

Start. Make a list of every activity you should start doing. Next to each task, write down the tools you’ll need to complete the job.

Step 2.

Stop. Make a list of every activity and bad habit that you should stop immediately. These include dead-end projects and inefficient organization systems.

Step 3.

Continue. Write down all the things that you’re currently doing that you think you’re doing well.

To truly harness the power of this activity, you’ll need to recognize that continuous improvement is a core part of the process. You won't be able to immediately act upon everything you noted. The point is to become more mindful of your choices and their effectiveness and to use that knowledge in your future planning.

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