The circle technique
- What is the topic you want to use the circles for? Write down what that topic is and why it is desirable and/or important for you to make progress with respect to that topic.
- What progress have you already made since you started working on that topic? Write everything you have already accomplished on small post-it notes down and put them in the inner-circle. Take your time to think of every little step forward you have taken; nothing is too small.
- What further progress do you need or want to make? Write down on post-its what to try, learn, master and/or accomplish next. Formulate those steps forward in positive and specific terms.
- Choose your next step forward. Which post-it from the outer circle would you like to move to the inner circle first? Think of how and when you want to take that step.