The weekly grind
I have a whiteboard that hangs above the monitor in my office. At the start of the quarter, I decided on the things I wanted to achieve in the next three months, then broke that down into a whole series of tasks.
Then, on the whiteboard, I write out each of the three months, and add tasks into those months.
And when Monday comes around, I start a new note in my note-taking app, look up at this month's list of tasks, and pick which ones I'm going to get done this week.
That way, no matter what happens, I stay focussed on my longer term goals, despite the distractions that day to day life throws at me.
Take Action: Write out your goals and tasks for the quarter and stick them up above your desk. Look at them every day.