I’m grateful for my friend Dave who recently asked me “what I’ve been learning lately.” It didn’t take long to come up with a few overarching ideas that I feel have been at the core of the good stuff I’ve been experiencing lately. Perhaps you might find some hope and encouragement in them like I have.
1) Be Productive. Just do something. This immediately gives you energy and confidence to keep tackling other things. I find it easy to get consumed making to-do lists and rarely digging in…for fear of possibly spending my time working on the wrong thing. The other day I turned up the music and cleaned out my closet. The good feeling I got continued with energy to tackle stuff hiding in the kitchen and living room…
2) Be Clear on Your Bigger Picture. Where are you going and what do you want to accomplish? Get a good picture of the target you’re wanting to aim your arrow at. Little things that don’t point to the bigger thing can always distract, if you let them. Filter down from the bigger picture to the smaller, more reasonable things you can do today to help you get where you want to go.
3) Don’t Worry About Tomorrow. For tomorrow has enough worries of its own. So let it go. Be as present today as you possibly can. And as a result, you’ll find yourself being as awesome today as you’ve been hoping to be in the future. Boom!
What about you? What would you add to this list?