What are you going to do today?
You could do the same things you do every day.
Going through the motions, acting on automatic, repeating your daily activities.
Or you could change things up.
Today, could be the day that you start something new.
It’s up to you.
Today is going to be a balancing act.
You will try to keep all the events in your daily life in check.
Yet, it feels like you could topple over at any moment.
Will you be able to keep your life in balance today?
You know what you need to do.
But, you want to do something else.
It’s these seemingly simple choices that make us who we are.
Can you make the tough decision between what you “want” to do and what you “need” to do?
You start your day with the best of intentions.
You plan, perhaps even prepare, for it.
Then life rears its head and suddenly your plan is an afterthought.
Does your time management stand up in the face of daily life? Or does it retreat at the first sign of resistance?
What are you putting off?
I am not referring to today, but rather the bigger picture.
The big things that you are not getting to.
You say you will do them someday, but someday never seems to come.
You work all day.
You check email at lunch and wherever you are. And then you keep checking (and answering) emails when you get home.
Do you ever stop working and start living?
More importantly, do you know where the boundary is between your work and your life?
What could you accomplish if you challenged yourself?
Today, you will do what you always do.
The same activities. The same job. And at the same level of effort.
OR… you could push things.
You could push yourself to do more.
Four years ago today, I posted my first blog post.
It got one tweet.
Four years later, I have over 100K reads a month on TMN.
Wow. Four years I have been doing this.
It seems like a long time. But, it really is not.
So, what could you accomplish in four years?