- Update Virtue per Month
- Update 3 month goals as appropriate
- Record habits in excel sheet
My weekly checklist is my most used checklist and it is always on my person. There are three different sections to this checklist:
- 3 Month Goal
Virtue: Follows the monthly theme of Daily Stoic, a collection of philosophy prompts written by Ryan Holiday.
I reserve the first virtue for this monthly theme. The following virtues vary but usually reflect a virtue I choose based on whatever is going on in life at that time; a virtue I need to strengthen.
Habits: A long life is made up of a series of days and the day is the metric I set my focus on. Long term vision is important but attention to the day is what allows you to accomplish that vision. These are the habits I focus on. I call them “essentials” because success with these leads to success in other areas of my life. I don’t change my habits very often and when I do take on a project; I have a specific area for habits related to projects. Important note with my habits, they are always on my person and I check them off as I go. I record them in a large excel file to measure change month to month.
3 Month Goal: This has taken different forms but I have had success recently when focusing on roles in my life. These three categories are important to me as a man and I set a goal for myself in all three of these areas: Fitness, Sheepdog, and Professional. This keeps me growing and guides my reading lists or hobbies as I have a theme to focus on. My 3 month goals stem from my yearly annual review and at the weekly level via this checklist for example, I break down the goal into actionable steps. On the day I plan my week, I review my goals and my location in regards to my long term vision and update my checklists when necessary.