Wednesday, October 29, 2008

WFMW - Success for Today

Success
Photo by aloshbennett

I've been working to get my life in order these last few months before babylet #2 arrives in January - several thoughts have been very helpful to me:

  1. Two Minute Rule - if it takes less than 2 mins...just do it now!
  2. Do the next right thing - seems like I saw this on another blog
  3. What one thing would make me successful today?
A few weeks ago I saw a video clip of a department staff meeting at our church, and Tony had each of his staff members answer question #3 - What one thing would make me successful today? Ever since, my husband and I have been asking each other that question, and it's been quite helpful.

For me, I suffer from 2 different issues...I have so much to do that I get overwhelmed by it and don't get enough (or the right thing) accomplished. Some of my previous GTD posts detail how I've helped deal with that issue.

Now that I'm crossing more and more things off my list, however, I've been confronted with another problem...I have some free time, and am not so overwhelmed with a million things, and sometimes that means I don't get much of anything done...I end up staring at my computer screen trying to decide what to do next...surf blogs and spend way too much time reading about other people's lives instead of running my own. Asking myself what would make me successful for today - it's really helped keep me on track! And oftentimes, I get way more than that 1 thing accomplished!

So if you want to be successful today - ask yourself that question - what one thing would qualify your day as successful and then get busy doing it! One step at a time makes a huge difference for me!

Don't forget that Christmas is just around the corner...8 weeks from tomorrow - have you started planning and getting ready? Join me for a stress-free Christmas season this year - check out my Monday posts, Christmas Planning, to help get and keep us on track to an enjoyable Christmas this year!

For more great WFMW ideas, head on over to Rocks in my Dryer!

3 comments:

Dawn said...

Jody-thanks for the ideas, what a great question to consider as we struggle to sift through long lists! Love coming here to be encouraged and inspired, is it okay if I put a link to you on my blog?? Dawn

abowlofbeads said...

Hi Jodi
Just wanted to say what a gorgeous blog you have and thanks for your reminder that Christmas is really round the corner. Glup!

Rachel said...

That's an interesting question (the one thing that would make today successful). Because sometimes if I think about it, it's not really the busywork that I might have tried to do. Hmm, I'll have to think about this some more.