Yesterday was an extremely busy day. I knew from the minute I looked at my calendar it was going to be a long day. By the end of the day I decided that I should make a list of all the things that I accomplished. You know, we are always adding to our To-Do lists and worried about what we have to do next. Rarely do we pause to see what we have done. We just quickly check, scratch or erase the completed and we are off to the next one. I want you to see what you can do in a day.
“There is nothing wrong with change and moving forward in life if it gets you to a better spot. Unfortunately, all too often in our search for the next big thing we don’t take the time to appreciate the satisfaction of achieving a goal, or the process itself. We are too so busy being enticed by our next endeavor that we forget to savor what is already there and could be deeply meaningful.” – The Achievement Habit by Bernard Roth (you can find this over in our Amazon store)
I challenge you to use Siri or dictation on your iPhone or iPad or even on your Mac to list out everything you did today. If you don’t have Apple products I guess you’ll have to type it out. The reason I’m having you do this is because I want you to be able to see how much you can accomplish in a day. We’re always worried about adding one more thing to the to do list but we never pay attention to how much we actually take off that list. This will show you that you have accomplished a lot today. In some cases it may not show so much but at least you will see where your opportunities are. Take 5 to 10 minutes out of your day to complete this task. Then copy and paste your list in the comments below.
I want you to make a bulleted list and then copy and paste that in the comments area below.
Today I kicked off with:
- The gym
- Walked the dogs
- Watched Nicole Walters on Periscope
- Mentor meeting
- Visited family
- Costco trip
- Office Depot return
- Podcast on design
- Helped a friend move
- Picked up another friend’s kid and dropped him off at his hip hop class
- Quick photo shoot for senior photos
- My hip hop class
- Dinner with the family
- Photo editing
- Chill out with an hour of tv before bed
Of course, in between, I answered a few emails (5) and checked Facebook (4 times) for less than 5 minutes.