Today, I had a huge to do list and was slowly chipping away at my many tasks. At around 3:35PM today, I began to feel tired and reflected: I had not got anything important done today. I had tried to get a bunch of tiny things done today, but if I am honest — none of my big “to dos” got done.
A couple months back, I experimented with focusing the first two hours of every morning on my highest priority. For the next three months, I felt happier and got more done than I had ever gotten done before.
Being a little selfish and focusing on my personal highest priority project (whether it is work or personal), gave me freedom to give more freely to others, and reduced stress the whole day. If there was only one thing you got done today, what would it be?
A helpful app in this pursuit: Momentum Dash (seen above) takes over the background of Google Chrome (momentumdash.com) and asks, “What is your main focus for today?”
Today, my honest answer was a question mark. Tomorrow, I hope I have a better idea.