If we are spending time pursuing goals that aren’t taking us where we want to go, we need to ask ourselves why. Any misalignment between our goals creates conflict and emotional distress.
Most likely the aim of one goal is hindering us from achieving other goals. Unless our goals have deep personal meaning and are clearly aligned, our chances of success are slim.
Let us waste no time on anything that isn’t taking us where we want to go today.
In any situation we have the choice to react, respond, or initiate.
Reacting requires little effort. It’s the easy way out.
Responding takes effort but is usually only doing the minimum.
Initiating is activating by starting something or getting the ball rolling. It’s a higher-level skill that requires being proactive, researching, making suggestions, proposing new ideas, involving others. Initiators are influencers that make things happen.
If we aren’t initiating, we are following.
Let us be an initiator with initiative and set in motion everything that is important today.
Successful people use a ton of energy to get things done throughout the day. The difference with incredibly successful people is they’ve figured out how to sustain their energy.
While most start sharp and fast, as the day goes on or the tasks get challenging or mundane, they fade. Fatigue sets in. They lose their focus.
Those that have a bank of stored techniques to increase their sustainability are sharper. It’s up to us to find those techniques that help us avoid depleting our energy.
Let us finish as sharp and strong as we started today.
There’s a time to plan and a time to go. When planning, we are learning, researching, and getting ready. It feels like we are making progress but often we are just stuck. It’s comfortable there because there’s no risk.
It takes a shift in perspective to decide to pull the trigger. That shift is when we get the courage to say, I’ve done enough. I’m ready to go. I’m going to make it happen.
A plan is who we want to be. The time to go is when we prove who we are.
Let us know the right time to make our move and go today.
We have three time zones going on in our mind at all times.
Those that are balanced are masters at controlling all three time zones at the same time.
The past is reflection, the future is planning, the current is our best experience.
Let us focus on healing the past, living in the present and dreaming about the future today.
Creative people have many ideas competing for attention. Finding a strategy to channel energy and increase concentration is key.
We can either think horizontally or vertically. When we think horizontally, it’s easy to move from one idea to another without bringing anything to fruition. This leaves us feeling exhausted and unproductive.
When we think vertically, we are better equipped to stick with one idea until that idea is crystalized. This positions us to feel like we are making more progress.
Let us focus vertically on our ideas from top to bottom today.
Only we can decide what the meaning of life is for ourselves. There isn’t a master plan other than the one we choose.
In every choice, we can be open to living at a deeper level or just go through the motions. We build our own meaning on a moment to moment basis. When there is peace and fulfillment in each moment, our meaning becomes more vivid.
There’s no need to ask the question about what the meaning of life is because we are the answer.
Let us find new layers of meaning to our lives today.
If leadership is about influence, what is the key element to gain more influence? It’s not something we can buy. It'’s not easy to obtain.
It may come down to one simple thing: how much love we put into what we do. Our energy shines through in our enthusiasm and authentic joy when we are doing what we love. We are the only ones that can take responsibility for the love we bring to our work.
Influence creates greater opportunities to accomplish more, make a greater impact, and create
Let us love what we do and let everything else automatically influence our today.
Self-discipline is the top discriminator for predicting success. It is the innate ability to push ourselves to do something regardless of how we feel. It is the only thing that will move us from point A (our vision) to point B (our reality).
Self-discipline comes down to consistently taking action, doing mundane, repetitive tasks, on a daily basis that then becomes a habit.
What if we did one thing for ourselves that we don’t feel like doing every day? We would expect it but get it done anyway.
Let us be self-disciplined and led by our dreams today.
In every great life there’s a bank of great memories, success stories, experiences, ideas for the future and inspirations. No matter how good our memory is or how smart we are, it’s challenging to quickly recollect and access this information.
Intentional people spend time collecting and organizing their valuable knowledge into an external digital repository. It becomes their lifeline. It’s so valuable, it wouldn’t be left to risk in the cloud or outside of a tangible resource. If the house were burning down, this would be the first thing to secure.
Let us be at peace knowing our second brain is well preserved today.