Escape the hamster wheel of perpetual busyness
We allow our days to be consumed by busyness, chasing after our own tails, constantly putting out fires and achieving very little. Is this the best way to run our lives and businesses? Have the courage to turn down the noise that surrounds you, plan your days in advance and slow down, focusing your energies on a few priorities. This shift will allow you to begin developing better traction and will allow your pent-up creativity to begin flowing once again.
How are you doing with your intention and desire to change your world, are you delivering on the promises that you have made to your family, to positively change their lives? Or are the years passing by and all that seems to change is your level of frustration and the amount of wrinkles on your face. Now is the time to begin changing all that by making a few small shifts to the way you think and operate in your life.
1) Focus your energy on only a few meaningful priorities at a time.
2) Break your year into four equal segments of 90 days each
3) Have a definite purpose that you want to fulfil during each segment
4) Measure your progress daily, weekly, monthly and at the end of each segment.
5) Learn to say no to the good, so that you have capacity to tackle the great.
6) Schedule rest
Until you introduce these 5 key new success skills into you daily routines and work to make them your new habit set, you will keep spinning your wheels and remain trapped in the same cycle of perpetual busyness. The years will just pass, in a blur of dissatisfaction and nothing will or can change. When you are trapped in this cycle, you often can’t see the forest for the trees. You are stuck in the frame of your life and all you seem to do is blankly stare out of this frame. You find it difficult to break out and make the changes you know are crucial, if you are going to break free and begin to live the life your dreams. Always remember that all progress requires change, but not all change is progress.
The best way to break free from this hamster wheel of constant busyness and little or no effectiveness is to get some outside help, in the form of a coach. When you engage the services of an appropriate coach or mentor, you get the benefit of having someone look at your life with a fresh set of eyes and from a completely new perspective. They will help you to find harmonious balance in your life and become your accountability partner. This fresh perspective and guidance will help you to slow down and allow you to begin to introduce the five crucial concepts described above into your life.
Give yourself permission today to slow down for a while and invest the time into deciding what you really want. Know with absolute clarity what you want to achieve, have purpose, and choose only a few priorities that you will focus all your energy on for the next 90 days. Schedule time into your schedule to take these actions daily and then pull the trigger, begin taking daily action and the next 90 days will begin to finally deliver the kind of results you have been looking for all your life. Success is never about how much you can cram into your day, it is about focus, purpose and prioritisation.