It’s been a habit of mine lately to combine my reading with walking on a medium to high incline on the treadmill. I’ve been rehabbing an injury and as much I’d like to start jogging again, it’s just not the right time. I usually fall asleep when I read just about anything so this makes me happy that I’m finishing my third book of the year so far.
Anyway, as I was reading this morning I was reminded about a specific part of priorities that I wanted to share with you. We often have so many things on our to-do lists that have us running around crazy and overwhelmed. I hear it all the time from family, friends, and clients and sometimes even in my own head.
What I read this morning helped put things back into perspective and it’s interesting how this is what I read this morning on a day I decided to change things up a bit: “Any time you feel overwhelmed, there’s a good chance the culprit is a lack of clear priorities.”
Think about that for a little bit. You might be thinking “well everything on my list in important!” I know. I used to be that way. I’m old school. I love paper planners. I found (and still do) that checking off things on my to-do list made me feel accomplished and productive.
Here’s the thing, the list kept getting longer!! Have you ever felt like that? You start one thing then you’re reminded of all these other little things that you jot down to get done too. And I always have to write something down or I’ll forget. Is that successful? Not really.
“Success has less to do with what we can get ourselves to do and more with keeping ourselves from doing what we shouldn’t” – Kenneth Cole.
We know we shouldn’t be spending hours each day on our phones for games and social media, or coming home from an exhaustive day at work and plopping ourselves on the couch to unwind, or even wasting our attention and energy on people who cause you to lose focus on what’s really important.
Here are three tips for you to RECOMMIT to YOU and your success:
I hope those tips help you in the area of your life that you need it most.
Make your move,