I have always been exceedingly goal oriented. I was six when I decided where I would go to college, nine when I picked my PhD school. (I was 25 before I even heard of my PhD topic area and, huzzah!, turns out my PhD school was one of the top 2.)
But today, reading about 5-year plans, I realized that I have been working on five-minute plans.
Despite the urgency and the importance of those stacks, I have created a ten-day plan, so I am moving beyond the five-minute web I’ve been living in.
I hope to soon be able to create a four-month schedule for my summer grant creation and book writing extravaganza. I am fairly sure, however, that the ten-day plan will take the whole ten days to finish, so it will be on day 11 before I have time to stop and work out a schedule.
My students are constantly being told they need to start early. I am working on that again myself.