Hey there, Friend
How do you know what you’re supposed to do next?
Do you decide, or is something/someone choosing for you?
How do you determine what’s important? And I mean important to YOU.
Not according to somebody else.
Regardless if it’s on a schedule or not…
What’s the next “best” action?
Do you have a system in place that can help you choose?
(hint — most people don’t)
In Steven R Covey’s book: “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”, habit nr2 is: “Begin with the end in mind.”
If you don’t know where you want to go, it’s mighty hard to decide the right course of action. So instead, we default to what’s right in front of us. We bounce around. Often in circles.
What if you had an end in mind. Say, a concrete goal achievable within a few months.
Here’s the struggle…
It is all too easy to get sidetracked. Attention-grabbers are right and left. They’re screaming at you — pulling you away from what’s actually essential — a parade of never-ending distractions that call for your attention.
With beeps and notifications on high alert…
A runaway cat is no longer news — it’s breaking news!
And on and on and on…
What if your actions could continuously support the set goal.
They could become a series of events that predictably lead towards the desired(and decided) outcome.
You have access to a superpower at all times — your BRAIN.
Silence the swarm of attention-sucking noise around you. Decide — SPECIFICALLY – what you want.
Create deliberate habits that support you. Let them be your fallback system when you feel weak — your ally.
A small tip that works for me:
My phone is banned from the office while I work.
Is it complaining? Heck yes.
But I try my best(which sometimes isn’t good enough) not to confuse urgency with importance.
To your success