Something that’s really helped me is to set aside the first hour of the morning for working on my most important goal. Turn off notifications, put the phone in the other room, and just do it for an hour. (The book ‘the war of art’ has some good notes on this).
If you commit to spending an hour, the next thing you’ll have to do is fight internet distractions during that time. I’ve recently created a chrome extension that helps with this by allowing you to input topics you want to focus on, and the extension will block any unrelated content. ( https://getontopic.com )
PS. Little off topic question (oh the irony): Have you been successful in monetizing your add-in?
RE picking the most effective action in your to-do list: this is something I've thought quite a lot about, and is a product I'd like to make. easier said than done though :)
the extension has only been live for a week or so, and is currently bringing in $0 :)
Then running a small calculation to sort the actions from the most to the least contributing to the most important goals/subgoals.
Should not be that difficult.
Just wonder how to make that in a product that spreads: perhaps sending your closest friends of the 4 - 5 actions you want to get done this week (and why you do exactly those).
Then after a week, you need to report progress and send next week's plan...
How do you go about putting prios?
Have you ever tried something similar for your personal goals?
though sometimes the desire to achieve them comes back much later, and i retry
basically desire would enable me to achieve them or get closer / lack of authentic desire is usually in the way