Getting the important stuff done

If we tracked what we did all day like the chores, taking the kids to school, and showing up for work, most if not all of it gets done. But, what about the important stuff?

And maybe that’s the point. What is important?

It is tempting to create a plan for all the others things we want to do…..taking care of ourselves, connecting with others, and going on an adventure. And when it doesn’t happen we can blame the plan and promise to get better.

Yet, start with a blank piece of paper and a conversation about what is important and you might see a difference.

Each day you start with a blank piece of paper. Lock in the nonnegotiables (non-negotiable for now at least) and decide the order in which to put the rest.


Kids to school

A call from the boss

And then 10 press-ups.

At the end of each day:

What happened?

What was good and bad about your day?

What else you could you have done?

What you would do differently?

Now go again.

A conversation with yourself, your team, or your partner, sometime in the future about the long list of things that you have yet to do might not be as valuable as the one with a blank piece of paper and the possibility of today.



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Simon A Harling

Simon A Harling

Coach, speaker, blogger on fitness, coaching & personal leadership