Ask this question daily...
Here is a question you should ask yourself on a daily basis.
"Is what I'm doing right now bringing me closer to or further away from my goals?"
Let that sink in for a second.
I try to ask this 3-5 times a day because it leaves very little room for BS or excuses.
Either what you're doing is bringing you closer in some way to a goal or it's taking away from it.
There is no neutral.
I saw a great quote one time that said something along the lines of this.
'Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you don't move.'
If success is an upward climb, then the moment you sit still you move backward.
NOW BEFORE YOU GET THIS TOO TWISTED.
This does not mean you can't relax.
This does not mean you can't hang out with friends.
This does not mean you can't binge-watch a show from time to time.
Rest, Self Care, Joy, etc are all very important goals to have.
I have work goals, personal goals, family goals, etc. I check in on this even at home.
Even at home, I will check-in.
Since I have a goal to be a passionate and playful dad.
Is what I'm doing right now bringing me closer to that or no?
This has made me a better dad as well.
Write it on a sticky and put it somewhere you can see it.
It can make a huge difference.