A therapist once wisely told me, “Christine, your inbox will still be full when you die.” I’ve never forgotten that.
There will always be more things to check off the to-do list. Always be people asking for things from you, always be chores to complete...always be a ton of options and information flying at you about what you "should" do...but if you pay attention to all of them, you'll be perpetually overwhelmed.
On the other hand, when you own that you'll never get everything done that you could get done, you create space for yourself to ask a better question--what is the BEST thing I could get done to move me toward my goal today?
This is about doing the RIGHT things, not all the things. Your life is NOT in service to your to-do list. It’s the other way around. That's how you build a life & business with passion.
When you're completing tasks in service of the life you want to build, you give each one meaning and weight, and can choose more wisely.
As humans, we THRIVE on meaning. When we can connect to that meaning, we change our outlook on life. We focus on the positive. The possibilities become apparent. Our lives change.
Focusing on what completing these things is going to allow us to do gives us the motivation and the energy to attack the most important to-dos.
That’s WHY you get up and work harder and focus on your future and put in the extra hours and deal with hassles.
Your WHY transforms your today AND your future.
Your to-dos become stepping stones rather than barriers.
“No luck--or anything else worthwhile--will come your way unless you take some form of action.” -T. Harv Eker
Focus on opportunities and dreaming big instead of obstacles. Take responsibility to make your WHY happen--it IS possible, when you take aligned action toward it, big or small, every day.
Approach your life out of your why, and you will find internal motivation and energy stores you never knew you had.
So, what are the things you've been procrastinating on going to allow you to do, be, or have, once you complete them? Or, what has overcoming procrastination and completing something big allowed you to do, be or have already?