How did you do today? Were you the person that you committed to being when you made your New Year’s resolutions?
- When your alarm clock rang this morning, did you hit the snooze button? Did you hit the snooze button three times? Is this pattern so deeply ingrained that you had trouble breaking free? Or did you wake up, jump out of bed, and hit the gym, meditate, or write daily pages?
- When you arrived at work (or at your desk), did you immediately open your email inbox? Did you respond to all the requests that piled up overnight? Did you allow other people’s priorities to take precedence over your priorities? Again? Or did you devote the first 90 minutes to the most important tasks you needed to complete to move closer to your goals?
- As you work through the day today, this first business day of the year, was your browser open the entire time? Were you distracted by the social streams on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or YouTube? Did the smartphone that lives in your hand distract you from the work you needed to do? Or did you do meaningful work?
Did you show up today totally inspired and so impassioned by your dreams that nothing or no one could stand in your way?
Today was day one. Today was the day you cut yourself off from anything that prevented you from succeeding in the past. And if it wasn’t today, tomorrow is your day one.