How do I set my priorities is a question we all face from time to time. In the middle of a busy life it can be really hard to know exactly what things we need to do first. There are so many distractions that we face every day. How can we sort through what really matters.
Recently, I read a new book called The One Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan. I read a lot of books so when I come across one that really grabs my interest then I love to share the insights I discover. Over the years I find that the great books tend to leave you with one or two core ideas that resonate with you and become highly applicable in the busyness of modern life.
So What Did I Learn?
In this week’s video I share the simple truth from the book in that one of the most powerful things you need to do to build a culture of success in your life is just to get clear on what matters most each day. I’d love to give you some secret rocket science formula but at the end of the day it is often just a case of being clear on what matters and staying with it until it’s done. Once you get clear on that ‘one thing’ then everything else is a distraction until it’s done. It’s a simple idea but I have found that over time I find myself asking the question more and more. What do I need to do first?
I’ve often heard this type of methodology referred to as filters. Filters are just rules we set up about what to pay attention and what to ignore. Too often, it’s so easy to just let life happen to you without using filters and simple questions to control what information you actually pay attention to.