"If you want to make good use of your time, you've got to know what's most important and then give it all you've got." ~ Lee Iacocca
Wise words. And ones that many of us should spend some time to reflect on. Because for many, the actions they take - the activities they partake in - do not move them closer to their goals. Before you begin something, determine whether or not it will get you closer to accomplishing your desired goals. What good are your efforts when you're applying yourself to the wrong task?Work smarter today, not harder. This is why goals are important. Understanding where your destination is and developing next steps. It is only after you have developed these goals and corresponding next steps that you are able to truly understand whether what you are doing is moving you towards your goals, or whether you are filling your time with less productive efforts.
Therefore, we challenge you to be PRODUCTIVE - take a look at your calendar. Do you have things on your calendar that do not bring you closer to your goals or do not bring you joy. Please don't confuse our message. We are not saying you have to cut out enjoyable things. In fact, we encourage you to schedule those items to make sure you are doing enjoyable things!
We challenge you to be SELF-DIRECTED - What tasks do you have that need to get done to keep that ball rolling towards what you truly want, and which ones are a distraction? Cull the wheat from the chaff, and do the important things FIRST.
And we challenge you to be SELECTIVE - what is one thing that your coach or mentor would suggest you change to work smarter instead of harder.
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