If possible, sit down at your desk or (even better, in a conference room or quiet office) and "imagine" it's 5:30 or so in the afternoon. What can you imagine will have happened over the next 8 (or 10, or 12!) hours? Some questions to ask:
- Who did you talk do?
- What did you work on?
- What meetings did you attend?
- What parts of your work (tasks, projects, outcomes) did you move forward?
A client I worked with used this secret, and for the first four weeks, every morning, set a timer for one minute. First thing in the morning, for just one minute, he didn't take off his jacket, didn't boot up his computer, didn't look at his smart phone; he simply thought.
Within a few weeks, he was up to 5 minutes, where he stayed. That was the point where he got the maximum return on his time. 300 seconds to think, and plan and visualize success.
What do you think YOU'D think about, if you had a little bit of time to think?