Last week we covered habits and systems. If you have the right systems inform the right habits to use them life gets a little easier. Without the right systems and the right habits, life gets tougher.
To understand what we need to do and why we must take a step higher, and look around. To help you with this, you need to get your notebook or writing pad, and you need to break down what is most important to you. This list is very important to you. You are making this list to better understand where your work is.
As you start to make your list, I’m learning to ask a few questions just to help you get started and to help you think a little bit about what is most important to you.
Which is most important:
Does family come before or after employment?
Which comes first, kids or friends?
Do you take care of yourself or others first?
Is your car a showpiece, or something to get you from point A to point B?
Are you happy with the way your house or apartment looks? If not, what steps do you take to change the appearance?
Do you ever not go to the doctor because of work needs?
How many nights a week do you not get enough sleep? Why?
The next question tells you where you want to end up.
If at the end of your life, your friends and family and former coworkers throw you a Three speeches are made about three significant things in your life. What do you want the three items to be? And what would you like the speakers to say?
When you get through thinking about this and writing everything down, a couple of questions are still left:
If you make no changes, will the speeches say what you wanted to hear?
If not, what would you change so the speeches could be given in a way you would like to hear them?
What do you think it would take to make the speeches reality?
Are you willing to put in the effort?
These are the questions for you to ponder. Making notes and writing things down is quite often less confusing and ensures that you will probably not forget the subtle things that you should remember along the way.
Looking forward to seeing you again tomorrow, have a great day.