How was your first week of the new year? So far so good here, nothing surprising has happened yet. I'm trying to acquire a few new good habits like drinking more water and reading more books. This year's had more "a dip the toe into the water" sort of start. I have piles upon stacks of things I need/must/want to do but what should I do? What is going to be best for me, my family and my career? Oh, ponder, ponder, ponder...
On thing that helped with all this ponderage, was to do a ten minute list. It's easy, get a piece a paper and for ten minutes write down all your possibilities and choices. My list had everything on it from "finish the books I'm working on", to "try out new recipes." Then take a highlighter and make the five or so things that are the most important. For me, making good books and taking care of my family are my highest priorities. I also have a bunch o paper toys that I'd like to make. I'd also like to do a half a million other things too but I need to pick and choose.
How about you? What are your priorities? What new things would you like to learn this year?
Let's get crackin'!
Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful.
Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path.
You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging,
only adds to the joy and glory of the climb.~ Sir Winston Churchill