Think about what I want the RESULT to be, then work toward it.
This seems like Goal Setting 101, but thinking about it this way makes a big difference for me.
For example, one of the Results I want is to know more about world politics and events. So, the actions I need to take toward that Result are to spend less time on blogs and more on news websites. Since I have a limited amount of time I can spend on the computer, I have to prioritize.
Another example is, my household duties. I am not naturally domestic, and I do not enjoy cleaning. I definitely put the "or" in chore: "I could clean, OR I could do something more fun! Like watch grass grow."
But in reality, if I want things to work well at home, there are a lot of things that I need to do on a daily basis to keep up. Thinking of the desired Result gives the endless loop of chores purpose. When I reach for a towel/ shirt/ sock I want there to be a stack of them folded on the shelf. That means I have to do the laundry regularly (which I am good at), then fold and put them away immediately (which I am not good at). The result is always having towels/ shirts/ socks on hand.
I guess the distinction for me is, rather than big Achievement Goals like getting a degree or running a marathon, my Results are things I can achieve on a daily basis. And the good news is, unlike long-term Goals, I can see Results immediately (if I do the Actions).