Finding new and better ways to cause effectiveness and efficiency is one of my favorite endeavors. Years ago, my mom and I were talking and she instructed me to figure out what I did before my best hockey game ever and to replicate that routine as much as possible. Obviously life can be inconsistent and you have to be able to adjust and go with the flow. But assessing what makes you the best possible version of yourself is a huge key to being truly effective.
So what kind of things make us operate at a “TEN”?
Well, every person is different. But generally we share at least a few basic components that help us move passionately in our desired direction. My list looks like this (and ideally this applies to every day).
- Wake up early
- Spend time with God/Prayer/Bible
- Eat real, whole, organic foods, free of chemicals. Nothing processed
- Take walks
- Have quiet time where I can think creatively with no real agenda
- Spend time in nature
- Make to-do lists…lots of to-do lists
- Set timers when working and focus on only one thing during that time
- Read…for learning, for enjoyment
Now that is a pretty long list. The shorter version would be something like: pray, train, eat, think/focus.
This week, I want you to take a moment and think of a couple things that you have found make you most effective. They can be profound and complex or very simple. I have even heard people say shaving in the morning made them more effective because they associated that with a time to work. So it can really be anything. Start compiling a list of those items and then…BOOM! A better version of yourself overnight. Fun.
I would love to hear what makes you tick.
Firing on all cylinders,