We’ve all got lists of tasks we need to accomplish for the day. It’s the way of successful people, right?
We often think we’ve got the important tasks on our list. But do you honestly have the most important things on that list?
I think we overlook the simple and important tasks we should have on our to-do list.
This past year has caused a lot of reflection on my part.
Losing my best friend. Life situations change. Seeing other loved ones pass away. Discovering and reawakening passions.
I look back at my life and wonder why I neglected so many important things throughout my days. Why did the unimportant get my attention? Why did I give away my time to things that never mattered?
Culture has a lot to do with this, I think. Telling us our value is in what we own. Or in what we do. Or the latest fashions.
We get swept into this giant lie. We’ve got to step away and realize we’re more than what culture tells us we are.
We need to live our lives with the grandeur we were meant to live in.
And I believe we can do live this type of wonderful life. We’ve got to get our priorities right though.
How do we do that? By making sure we’re doing what matters day in and day out.
Here’s my list of 7 things you should do every day –
1. Tell your loved ones you love them.
2. Learn a new fact
3. Challenge yourself
4. Do good work
5. Read a fascinating book (Not that you have to finish it, just read a portion)
6. Meet someone new
7. Spend time in solitude
This list isn’t anything fantastic or difficult to accomplish, really. However, it’s a list that’s important to me.
Our loved ones should be reminded constantly of our love for them. We need to constantly be learning. There should always be a challenge in front of us. Our work should be a reflection of the good we’re doing. Diving deep into a good story refreshes our souls. Forming new relationships keeps us on our toes. And being alone helps us calm the outside noises and realize the importance of others.
Those are the reasons my list is so important to me. It challenges me. It makes me grow. It expands my boundaries.
And I hope you have a list that does the same for you.
Question: Do you have a list of things you do, or try to do, everyday? What’s the most important thing on that list? Please share your thoughts in the comment section below?