It wasn’t 20 years ago today. It was probably in September or October. But twenty years ago this Fall, I came down with Rheumatoid Arthritis.
At the very root of working on your own happiness, you need to figure out what you believe in, what you stand for. It might sound grant, but you need to figure out your purpose in life!
Not so long ago my family sat down to dinner and the standard question went around: “So, how was your day?” I said that my day was busy but not productive. My daughter asked how that could be, since I’d spent so much time in my office.
You rarely set your values or principles. It is more likely that you simply have them. You own them (or they own you).
You’ve certainly heard the advice that you should “Dream Big.” True enough, but you should also dream elaborately. In fact, you should daydream elaborately.
The goals you set will determine the direction you head: They will determine your life. And not just this month or this year, but the rest of your life.
In the most basic sense, to focus means to put your attention on something. But focus is not a simple thing.
If the problem is that we don’t have a system to assign priorities to tasks, you might think the answer is to develop such a system. Unfortunately, that’s not the answer. Simply imposing a system of priorities might do some good, especially if you can get others to go along.