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Chasing the day

Have you ever had all your plans laid out in advance for the next day because you knew you had so much to do. You set a strict time table of when to start and when you would likely finish. You then get to bed on time to rest up and be ready for the morning.

Unfortunately, for some reason the alarm doesn’t ring at the time its supposed to. You wake up an hour later than planned and you start the new day behind schedule. You then find yourself chasing the day rather than running it.

I had one of those days today and I can’t wait for it to be over. So, the question is, how does one course correct when you start a day on the back foot? Firstly, these type of days should be the exception rather than the norm.

Learning to prioritise properly is an amazing skill to have and within it is the skill to reprioritise when there is not enough time to tick off everything on your list. Use this simple formula to help with prioritising and reprioritising. “Prioritise Properly on Purpose.”

Always have your purpose, your ‘why’ at the front of your mind. Let this be the thing that guides what you do. If you let purpose guide you, then your priorities will all be set to align you to fulfil your purpose. Ask yourself, what is the most important thing I can do today to fulfil my purpose? keep asking that until you prioritise or reprioritise all your tasks.

I have a purpose to write words that simplify truth and inspire others to action, so on a busy day when I am behind on tasks, I reprioritise and then sacrifice a meal time which is important, but not essential to fulfil my purpose for that day.

You get the picture. Prioritise properly on purpose and you will cease from chasing the day.