Consider making an earnest attempt every morning at what the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs told a graduating class at Stanford to do:
When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: “If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.” It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.
So, I ask myself … what is your ‘NO’ counter currently at? And how do you prioritize and take action on the things that can drive you back from ‘Red’ to ‘yellow’ to ‘Green’. Honestly being able to put a check in the ‘Yes’ column again.
I am a habitual runner and use it as my time but, generally my mind wonders and I spend much of the time rolling over thoughts I haven’t had time to sit down and spend time on. Today, I am going to take the first step at addressing the ‘No’ and place the topic into my run thinking time. As they say, the first step is identifying the problem. Now, I just need to address it. A challenge I know I can overcome.