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How to Sort Through Tons of Goals: The One Process That Helps Me Crush Them

Mar 15, 2022

How to Sort Through Tons of Goals: The One Process That Helps Me Crush Them

Getting through all of your goals can be difficult and overwhelming. It's hard to know where to start when you have so many goals, even if they're small ones. How do we sort through them all to crush them? My answer is a process called Sticky Note Time. I took the many processes I learned and made them my own, something that works for me and helps me be super productive.
It looks like we are just able to do so many things because we've taken time to slow down so that we can speed up
If you're anything like me, then you have a lot of goals. And even more so, it can be difficult to get through them all and actually crush them. I've tried many different processes over the years and have finally found one that works for me – sticky note time. It's a process where I write all of my goals down on individual sticky notes.
I've found that this is the best way for me to get through them because I can pull out each goal and break it into smaller actionable steps. It's also great when you have a lot of ideas or thoughts running around in your head but aren't sure which one(s) are the most important at any given time.
Writing these things down helps you clear up space so you can focus on what matters most, right now! Plus, once everything is written out, there's no more worry about forgetting something important or not being able to remember an idea later if/when inspiration strikes again. And trust me, having everything laid out will make it easier for you to crush your goals!

Thought Treasures

So, how do you go about sticky note time?
Well, first grab a stack of sticky notes and a pen. Then, set some time aside for yourself where you won't be disturbed. It could be 30 minutes or it could be a few hours – the amount of time you need will vary depending on how many goals you have.
Once you've got everything ready, sit down and start writing! Write down all of your goals, big or small. If an idea pops into your head while you're doing this, write that down too! Don't censor yourself – just let everything flow onto the paper. Once you're done, take a break and admire your work (or lack thereof).

Break it Down

Next, it's time to start sorting through your goals. This can be difficult because you may not know where to start but try thinking about what's most important to you right now or which goal(s) are the most urgent.
Once you've sorted them into a few different piles, it's time to start taking action! For each pile, write down some smaller steps that will help you accomplish your goal. Again, these don't have to be perfect – just get them down on paper so you have something to work with.

Location, location, location

Last but not least, put all of your sticky notes in a place where you'll see them every day. This could be on your mirror, by your bedside table, or even on your computer. Wherever you choose, make sure it's somewhere that will be a constant but not overwhelming reminder of your goals and the steps needed to reach them!
The goal with sticky note time is to take our thoughts from all over the place and put those ideas onto paper so we can see what needs to be done now as well as in the future. It allows us not only to identify gaps but also figure out how close or far away we are from accomplishing each one. In other words, this process helps us stay on track – which leads me to my final tip… Stay consistent! Set aside some regular time for yourself where you'll have no interruptions – whether that's every morning before work or once a week after dinner – just find a time that works for you and your schedule. Sticky Note Time is all about consistency, so it's important to set aside some dedicated "me" time each day.
Once you start crushing goals, I recommend pulling the sticky notes off and putting them into a binder with other similar ideas – just something that will help keep things organized. You can also use color coding if there are multiple goals in one pile (for example: red for fitness related ones & blue for business-related). Whatever method(s) work best for you!
So, there you have it! My tried and true way of sorting through my ever-growing list of goals. If you want to learn the whole process, visit