Get up. Get started. Get distracted.
That describes many of my mornings. I’d start out with energy, enthusiasm and determination; only to get sidelined by email, website rabbit trails, phone calls, you name it. By the afternoon I’m hours behind and feeling on edge. When I do turn to that all-important task, I’m restless and less able to concentrate on it. And less apt to pay attention to those who need me the most today as well.
Last year, I began asking three questions to start my day and I’ve found it makes a world of difference. This week, my co-host, Armin Assadi and I discuss these simple questions on the Reinventure Me podcast:
- What’s the most important challenge or problem I need to lean into today? This is thepriority task that I’m inclined to avoid when distractions are sure to come.
- Who needs my attention most today? This is the priority relationship that may go missed if I get overly consumed by my pursuits.
- What would invigorate me? This is the priority refreshment that I will do to renew my energy during the day.
We also catch up with each other on some assignments we’ve taken to work more strategically on our dream. I invite you to listen to our podcast and leave a comment on this post or the show notes and let us know your thoughts. Or, for fun, call our show line (612.314.5447) and leave us a message.
What questions do you ask to start your day with greater focus?