If I were to ask you "what is the most important thing to you?", what would you answer?
Maybe it would be your spouse or partner, or maybe your business or perhaps your nights out with your best friends. Although I would take a guess that if I were to ask a lot of people then their children would be the top answer.
We are all different and there is no right or wrong answer. But we all have one thing that is most important. Plus we all have a bunch of other things that are also really important to us.
So can I ask you a question...
"What have you done today about what is most important to you?"
If your answer was your spouse then what positive action have you done to make them feel extra special an to strengthen your relationship? If your answer was a sport, what have you done to get better at it? If your answer was your business then what have you done to ensure it is as successful as it can possibly be?
All too often we know something is important but then get engrossed in other things. Our day runs us and takes our time and before we know it the day has past and the time is gone and that important thing has slipped a tiny amount. This is why I have recently adopted a strategy that is working well for me...
Every evening I sit down and rewrite my ToDo List ready for the following day. But then I go through the list and mark the tasks that will directly move me closer to one of my top four goals. Then from this set of tasks I identify the one task that will have the most impact on moving my life forward towards what is important to me.
Pretty much first thing the next morning I get on with this task. I put my head down and get on with it and don't stop until it is complete. It doesn't have to be a massive task but it does have to be important for achieving my goals.
Once that task is done and dusted I can get on with my day safe in the knowledge that I have had a successful day. It no longer matters what the rest of the day throws at me, I know that I will go to bed closer to my goals than when I got up and that's enough for me to consider it a successful day.
So - what is important to you?
And - have you made some time for it today?