Do you have systems in place to make sure you stay on track?  Or do you just fly by the seat of your pants following some mission statement or vision?

Matt from What’s Best Next had a post you should check out on Systems.

I love systems and are a big part of the fabric of what I believe.  I am around too many people in life that have great intentions but have no systems to harness their ideas.  The most creative people need to have systems so they can get the most of their abilities.

The greatest intentions are only as good as the most basic systems.

The best people and businesses are the ones who do the simplest things with excellence. 

So what should you have systems for in your life?

  • Your Daily Routine: You should be pretty close to clockwork on each day to be the most efficient. 
  • Your Ideas: All of your ideas should have a place they get recorded so you don’t forget them.
  • To Do List: Have a system whether it is over the internet, on your computer, a paper system or a combination of them.  Have a way to keep track of things you need to get done.
  • Goals: Review goals weekly or monthly and have a reminder of when to review them. 
  • Encouragement:   This should flow naturally but maybe set aside a certain time each day or once a week to write notes or tell people what they are doing.

I just became a dad for the first time 2 months ago and it is amazing how a system is way more effective for babies.  I don’t think we really change that much with age.

What type of systems do you use?