Sept 21 – Are your actions purposeful? Are you working purposefully towards your goals on a daily basis? Or is your work primarily focused on responding to the demands and expectations of others? Are you believing you must get to a place where you can really start focusing on your goals? Are you confusing production with productivity? If you are helping everyone one else be productive, but it is delaying your ability to be productive towards your goals, then it’s time to reassess where your priorities.
If you are putting your goals on hold until you can get to a certain point or certain things completed, then you are like the hamster on the wheel forever being active, but not getting where you really want to be going.
Take an MM&I Moment to awaken yourself to the power of doing one small thing each and every day to move your most desired goals forward. Even with others tugging at you, viewing your goals as important enough for small steps makes it more plausible to make them a priority amidst everyone else’s expectations of you. Being purposeful is being unstoppable. Make a list of the little things you can do, or even better, someone else can do for you, to keep things moving and help you see and build momentum. Reach out to a contact. Connect with a resource. Google a specific piece of information. Share with your network of contacts something you need or someone you would like to meet. Being able to check off one thing each and every day, no matter how small, will motivate your subconscious in ways you couldn’t imagine. And the next thing you know, your goals have been achieved and it is time for new ones.
Wide Awake Quote of the Week
"Don’t be a time manager. Be a priority manager.” – Kevin Jennings
Yours in dreaming WIDE awake,
P.S. If you believe you simply don’t have enough time to make your goals a priority, then this line of thinking is also costing you profitability, not just productivity. Read my BizGrowth 5.0 blog on “Is time costing you profitability? Most likely more than you think.”