Does it really matter what happened yesterday?
The likelihood yesterday can't be changed, and if it can then letting anxiety take control won't help anything. It's time to take control of your days and stop letting your day control you. The truth is I'm saying this to myself as much as I'm reminding you of this timely truth.
With requests from current and new clients alike we're constantly in a state of following up on projects, so it can be easy to let the day get away from us.
To make sure we can make the most of every day we do our best to start preparing the night before. It only takes 10-15 minutes before bed each night to quickly prepare a brief to-do list of the items that need to be accomplished the next day. If we miss that chance we'll try and fit it in as we start our day with a morning coffee. It's on the days we prepare that we know we'll be as effective as we can be, and able to look back on the day with a sense of pride.
On the flip side, when we begin our day without some semblance of a plan we know we'll soon be asking where our day went.
"Either you run the day or the day runs you." Jim Rohn
Jim Rohn was a mentor to Tony Robbins the public speaker, Everton Edwards the founder of Hallmark, and Jack Canfield the creator of the Chicken Soup book series, and he's summarizing a very simple key element that can be overlooked when searching for better productivity.
We can be so busy thinking about what we have to do or what we have done that life can push by us before we actually take control and do it.
How are you going to make the most of this new day?