First, let’s talk about yesterday’s goal: your biggest task, the one goal you wrote down last night. What was it?
Your One Big Task
If you wrote it down, you did yourself a HUGE favor. You relieved your brain of a burdensome task: the trouble of needing to hold that idea in your prefrontal cortex for however many hours you slept.
Have you ever stayed awake late at night thinking of everything you needed to do the next day?
Of course you have – your brain was trying to do what it thought you wanted: remember everything. It can’t do that, even though you always, always feel like you can. What happens instead is that you lose out on some critical deep sleep phases! So, writing down and thinking about just ONE thing you need to accomplish today should have allowed you to get a good night’s sleep and wake up prepared to accomplish that ONE task.
Set Your One Goal
Welcome to Day Two of the 7 Days to a Better Morning Challenge. Today, you should be ready to actually go forward and accomplish that One Big Task. In fact, I challenge you to focus on that One Big Task before you move on to anything else on your plate.
If you followed the directions, you wrote down an Actionable Task – a task that could be completed within an hour.
You chose this task yourself and, by doing so, indicated that it has real importance in your life. Maybe it has to do with your day job, maybe it doesn’t. But you wrote it down and you thought about it before you fell asleep, so it was meaningful.
Make it a priority. Get it done first.
Once you have that One Big Task completed, you can continue your day knowing that you’ve already made it a success. You accomplished what you set out to accomplish. Great job!
Now that you’re on a roll – and you are, since you’re so productive and successful – consider what’s most important to you.
What is one thing, just one goal, you would really like to make time for daily but just haven’t managed to incorporate into your daily life?
I’m talking about a good, small habit you want to build that would make a real impact on your life. Think about what that could be for a moment. Consider all areas of your life. Is it spending a few minutes in silence every day or eating at least one serving of vegetables a day? Is it making time to promote your business or working on your marriage or relationship? Is it finding time for your passions or adding a little exercise routine?
Why is this so important? Because you can’t start to make any meaningful changes until you know what your goals are. You need to know your destination before you can start to pick a route and figure out how you’ll get there. That’s what today’s task is all about. It’s figuring out where you want to get to.
Come up with just one goal – no matter how small – that you really want to make time for daily.
Share your one thing in the comments below!