Planning, preparing and prioritizing our lives help us achieve the balance so many of us are seeking. While no one is in total control of their lives some people seem more in control than I feel. Why is that?
When I pose this question to those people who seem to have it all lined up and their lives in order, I find they have an agenda. They have a goal in mind and they do what they can to achieve that goal. They have their focus on.
Each of these people have come up with an action plan.
Their plan is to ACT — purposefully and meaningfully.
Step one is to have a plan.
Step two is to act on that plan.
Step three is to continue to act with intent to fulfill that plan.
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Now with your action plan in hand, prioritize. Focus on the most urgent or important task for right now.
- What do I need, right now?
- What will be most productive, right now?
- What will truly promote change and growth, right now?
- What will help me most, right now?
- What can I actually handle or do, right now?
Choose ONE task, goal, and/or step. Focus.
Yes, I know it can be tough. There are often lots of awesome and exciting options! Narrowing down to what you can do right now drives focus.
Think back to those people who appear to have it all together. They have learned to dial it in by focusing on what needs to be done first. They know what needs to be done right now in order to make after that run smoother.
Once you’ve put your action plan into place and focused on one task at a time for two weeks, evaluate how well you did.
Simply repeat that process.
Plan, dial it in, and act.
To your best health,