08/05/09 – 6,064
Good morning Mintdom!
I am happy with my step count from yesterday, especially since I did not walk in the morning. It is interesting that since I started keeping track AND reporting my steps, I find ways to get extra steps in! I have also noticed that I am naturally moving more. When I first started the Greta van Susteren challenge, I had to push myself to walk 4,000 steps. Then, Greta challenged me to walk at least 5,500 steps. Yesterday, I did more then 5,500, and that was without walking! It is amazing what I can do when I focus.
“Try not to do too many things at once. Know what you want – the number one thing today, and tomorrow. Persevere and get it done.” – George Allen
I used to be proud of what a GREAT multi-tasker I was until I read the book, “The Power of Full Engagement” by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz. What I am really doing when I am multi-tasking is putting out fires. I am not giving my full attention to anything and it sapped my energy. When my energy gets low, and I do not seem to be completing things, it is usually because I am in multi-tasking mode!
This year I also took a class online. “What’s my Purpose” by Dr. Jim White, changed my life in many ways. Go to http://tinyurl.com/whatsmypurpose if you would like to know more. One of the exercises in this class was to write each night before bed, three things that I HAD to do the next day, and my top ten accomplishMINTs for today. That REALLY helped me focus, and not only did I find that I got a lot more done, but that I had more energy to do them! Today and for the next week, I challenge you to try that exercise. At the end of the week, you will have 70 accomplishMINTs under your belt, and I bet that you are a focused person! Here it is again.
1. Tonight, write down the three things that you MUST do tomorrow
2. Tonight, write down your ten accomplishMINTs (one can be that you got out of bed this morning, or got to work on time – accomplishMINTs can be simple)
Are you up for the challenge? Try it for one week. Of course, I would love it if you would share your results here on Mintdom, www.Mintdom.com
Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.
Life is good!