Prioritizing Your Goals

Achieving challenging goals requires a lot of mental energy. Instead of spreading yourself thin by focusing on several goals at once, invest your mental focus on one goal, the most important goal right now. When you are prioritizing, choose a goal that will have the greatest impact on your life compared to how long it will take to achieve. A large part of goal setting is not just identifying what you want, but also identifying what you must give up in your life in order to get it. Some physicians are unwilling to make a conscious decision to give up the things in their life necessary to achieve their goals.


Goals                                                        Priorities

Study for my Boards                                     B

Learn a new language this year                     C

Paint nursery for baby due in four months      C

Complete my medical records                        A

Sleep 8 hours a night.                                     A




Take  a look at our online learning module on time management

Have you considered a keynote lecture on time management for physicians by Patrick Hudson MD, FACS