The components of the Big Blocks System

Posted by Omer Matityahu on

Hi everybody! Today we will be discussing big blocks system!

There are three components to the system. The first component is the dashboard. In the dashboard, you can set personal goals and professional goals. The second component is the daily task management page. Why? Because in order to achieve the long and medium-term goals you have set for yourself, you have to break them down into daily tasks and make sure that you're making progress with each one.

So, if you notice, the top left part of the daily task manager has a block where you can write down any tasks that serves a big blocks' long-term or medium-term goal. All these tasks are high priority, because if you don’t make progress with these tasks, the personal or professional goals will not be achieved to your satisfaction. You first set your goals on the dashboard and then break the goals down to tasks - what you need to do to achieve the goal - and write them down on the daily task manager pages. If you are able to complete the task then you just cross it out. If not you can either keep the page or move the task to the next page on the next day. But eventually what you need to do is to complete the tasks that are serving your big block goal.

Now, you also have the icons on the dashboard. So every time you complete a big block daily task then you can mark one of the ten icons under the goal. This way you get a visual indication of your progress to achieving your medium to long-term goal in the big blocks dashboard. This visualization also helps you realize if you spend all your time and focus on one goal and neglect others, or spread your attention evenly on the goals that matter to you.
Another key principle – the big blocks system works in cycles. Every dashboard is a cycle and you determine how long the cycle is, based on the nature of the goal that you're setting. It could be a week, it could be three weeks, it could be a month. It doesn't matter. This is why it's undated. It's up to you to decide how long a cycle is. Now, the cycle ends when you decide - either when you complete all your goals or you complete the first goal and then you start over. Again, it's flexible to meet the way you work and your own routine.

After a cycle is over and the dashboard is complete, the third component being used is the reflection page. Look at the form and answer the questions. Understand what was successful; what wasn't successful, which goals were mat, which goals weren't met and so on and so forth. In this last part of the system you self-assess - how can you do better in the next cycle - and you use this insight in order to plan your next big blocks dashboard and your next cycle.

This is how the system works and this is how the three big blocks components, the dashboard, the daily task manager and the reflection page should be used.

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