In the spirit of a new year approaching, I have been thinking a lot about how to improve how I spend my time and prioritize my life. When I look back at 2012, I am actually pretty proud of my accomplishments in some areas of my life, but realize other areas have been ignored. I am busy, but I don’t get as much done as I would like toward what is most important to me.
One of my biggest struggles is getting crystal clear about my goals – where I want to be, and enjoying the journey along the way – and then staying true to that purpose. By focusing on my to-do list and checking things off, I find myself being proud of checking activities off my list, rather than reminding myself of the outcomes I am wishing to attain.
Amy Frost posted recently about a morning ritual she performs daily to get clear with how to spend her time towards what really matters, and how to prioritize her day and her activities in a way that will support her greater goals. The key take-away for me was how powerful reflection can be, even if it is just 10 minutes each morning. Getting focused on a daily basis, and taking time to remind ourselves of our desired outcomes, not just activities, can help broaden the scope and lift us out from the clutter.
- How to prioritize when everything is a priority (successful-blog.com)
- 7 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Do to Start Their Day Right (under30ceo.com)
- A Tweetable Mission Statement (rmbenson.wordpress.com)
- 7 Tips for Professionals to Stay Productive On-The-Go (grasshopper.com)