Everyone’s got to do that. Every year. Every month. Every week. Every day would be even so darn better! Why? Because farther our priorities are from us, farther we drift away from it. And it just happens.
There’s a reason why people journal everyday. It keeps them grounded among a dozen other great things it helps them with. And then there are some who keep journals just for their yearly, quarterly, monthly and weekly goals. Because it helps them stay aligned with the big picture.
One of the challenges that I’ve been facing since ever since I’ve been back from Seoul is to find time to do the things that matter the most. At least to me. And I’ll be honest, I’ve failed almost everyday! Heck, I’ll fail today as well.
And the reason seems pretty simple, I’m not in sight with the goals that I’d set for this year, quarter and month. I’m like a rudderless ship waiting for the next wave to toss me over the next next wave. That’s stupid but it’s more common than we’d want to admit.
I just realised I’ve got new things to introduce to my already jam-packed schedule. Need to figure out what gives and when so that I’m more aligned to what matters the most.
Unfortunately, we’re living in a culture where going backwards is often a sign of failure or inability to stay at the top of the game. And nothing could be further from the truth. Life’s such (imho) that you’ve got to take four steps forward only to come back three steps back. But staying focused on the big picture is the key, because you still made progress. Even if it’s just one step.
If at any given point of the day today you’d asked yourself “what the heck am I doing and why,” chances are you’ve strayed away. And now that you know why, go ahead and do what you should.
And if you’re still wondering what I’m talking about this would be a great opportunity to write down what do you want to be remembered for when you’re dead. Work backwards from there.
If you get stuck, reach out to me. Will be happy to help!