James Clear dropped a great question on social media:
My answer was instant:
Raising my boys to be good men
Improving myself so I don’t pass down my faults
Building a business that helps and lasts
It took me about 30 seconds to identify those.
You know why they were top of mind and crystal clear?
I live them every day.
Some version of those statements live daily in my Define My Day Planner. You can find them in my goals, milestones, and daily priorities. The actions I take daily are my priorities given life.
I didn’t get here overnight. I struggled and went off in the wrong direction many times. I made incorrect choices that actually set me back. And I’ll do it all in the future too.
But, I always, always, always move forward each day, evaluate my progress (or regression), and adjust my direction to keep on (or get back to) my path.
Life is hard either way. I’d rather it be hard in service of my goals to be the best “me” possible.
If you look at your actions today, what would they say are your priorities?
Keep moving forward,
I really appreciate reflecting on your last question, “If you look at your actions today, what would they say are your priorities?” I think my actions would say my priorities are regaining my wellness, regaining purpose for my derailed life (after diagnosis with MS and inability to work in my profession as a teacher), and helping others. It isn’t about perfection, it’s about progress. And when I make a move that sets me off my priorities, I can reset, recalibrate, and keep going. Thanks for this post!