You know already what to work on first. But to get more and better results, you must also identify what makes you lose your time. Before you begin, first clarify what must be done and the best possible way to do it. So you choose actions that yield the best results while you eliminate actions that are unnecessary – and these actions are often numerous and popular!
My actions are towards what objective(s)? This question ensures that your every action aims to achieve a specific objective. The fact that you ask make sure you do not get lost en route. When you answer this question, you eliminate all the little things you would mechanically do that are distracting and yield no results. If you work as a team, make sure your employees share much the same goals as you.
How do I perform my action or my business? This issue is one of efficiency. There are always several ways to perform an activity or action. Are some methods simpler and faster, while still giving you the same results? When you answer this question, you choose the most constructive avenue to get your results.
What are my expectations and what is my knowledge, with respect to the actions that I undertake? Your actions are always based on all the knowledge you have. Sometimes your knowledge and expectations can be rough or even completely false. Your knowledge and expectations relate to the contexts, processes, people, and intentions. The clarification of this horizon of knowledge can better guide your actions.
My expectations and my knowledge: are these justified? This question helps you guide your actions to get the best possible results. Checking to see if your expectations and knowledge are valid, you can avoid errors and approximations. For example, if you ship a package to a city specifying the wrong country, it will not help your package to get to your destination!
The ability to question what you think of a situation will help you always base your actions on valid knowledge. What happens if your expectations are wrong? How can you change them? When you answer these questions, you give yourself the opportunity to correct the situation before it’s too late. You also know how to react more quickly if things do not turn out as you wish.