Every morning, I start my day the same. I sit quietly (if only for a moment) and ask myself,
“What do I WANT to do today?”
“What SHOULD I do today?
And finally, “What do I NEED to do today?”
The ‘need’ is the priority. The ‘want’ is the reward. The ‘should’ is the worry.
I think we sometimes get so consumed with these long lists of things to do, we have a hard time prioritizing them. Having too much to do is overwhelming, and often we put it all on ourselves. WHY? When was the last time you actually got through a to-do list?
The reason I start my day asking myself these 3 questions (in this order) is because it brings clarity without thinking too hard. The motivation you need to get stuff done is there, right in front of you. And you have a whole day ahead of you to get there.
Accomplishing a priority is easier with a reward waiting, but harder when you’re worrying about other things.
So put ‘the should’ out of your mind. Focus on ‘the need’, and ‘the want’ will follow.
Have a great day.
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