A pretty simple question. What did you do today?
This was a topic and question that was discussed on one of our health and fitness podcasts. The advice was something that really stuck with me.
The idea is that you should be asking yourself that question everyday. The answer should be something that pushed you forward in at least one area of your life – social, health, business, etc. Ideally there’s something that you can be doing to push forward in every aspect of your life.
It’s a tougher thing to do than you think. It’s so easy to just “veg out” for a day and do nothing, speak to no one, and lose an entire day. Or come home from work and lose yourself in the television until you simply rinse and repeat.
I don’t actually practise this – but it’s something that I’ve been thinking about a lot since I was introduced to it. What if I could identify something to do, everyday, for each area of my life and actually execute on it? How much quicker would I reach the goals that I’ve set out for myself? Would I be happier and more social? Would I reach my fitness goals quicker? Could I earn more money?
Would I find a better balance?
I’m not sure. But I do believe that there is no “maintaining” in life. You’re either moving forward or backwards. The speed in which you move may depend on what you’re up to but I really do think that if you’re not actively doing things that make your life better then you are slowly slipping in the other direction.
What did I do today? I wrote this blog post. I started the process of thinking about this. Perhaps I’ll be able to build that into a habit of some sort.
So, what did you do today? Maybe it’s time to pick up that phone and make that call you’ve been putting off for so long.
Keep moving forward.