I don’t know about you, but there are times when life gets pretty busy for me. Lots of things to do and it seems like I just go from one thing to another.

It’s at these times when I find the idea I picked up from Stephen Covey of huge importance. It’s the idea of a compass. He calls it a weekly compass, but I call it my priorities compass. I don’t do it weekly, but regularly, and it’s pretty simple. Here’s how it works. Simply write out all your “roles”, the areas that you are working on and reflect what needs to happen with each. What are you trying to accomplish? Why is it  important? Why did you agree to do it in the first place? Often the list is larger than one would hope, but all of a sudden things start to line up, your bearings become straight. You can see the forest from the tree. You get back to why you are doing these things in the first place. A sense of direction emerges and you can make positive progress on the things that are most important to you.

Nothing life changing here, but it sure does make the day go better.

Progress not perfection 🙂

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