When you experience the phenomenon of progress through your continued actions, you notice how it changes you as a person.
It is October 23rd, 2019... About 12:32 in the afternoon and I have decided to take a moment and write another blog post. If I can be honest, I feel slightly uneasy that I didn't find the time to write yesterday, but let me tell you what happened.
First off, this year has been incredible... If
I could sum up this year into one phrase, I would say "productivity & progress".
Yesterday, October 22nd, was my mother's birthday. Right from the start of my day, it wasn't mine. I had to get up early to make sure that Jiggy and I got my mother the best birthday cards ever... I picked a good one up, but then found one that was even better, so I took both.
Then upon arriving home, after light birthday celebrations, my lovely mother requested a simple birthday breakfast since she had already eaten a little before we got back. She enjoys my cooking and it's her day, so I made her the best scrambled eggs with cheese ever.
I finally get a moment to sit at my computer, and as I type in the security pin... Everything comes to mind: I have a business proposal to submit, I have a cover art to create, I have 2 contracts to read over and sign, I have a press conference with the Governor of New Jersey and Camden Leaders at 4 pm, I have promo videos to produce, I have power point presentations to create/finish, I have to contact more potential investors, I need to find more potential clients, I have to organize my laptop, and the list goes on....
What will I do first?
I focus on productivity and progress.
Yes, this list of obligations is never ending, and I surely can't do it all, but what I can do, are the things that will give me the most productivity and progress.
I have a formula for how I balance these opportunities because often, one will appear better, but in actuality won't get you far.
Why did I decide to focus on productivity and progress?
-- Have you ever been busy?
To the point that you just want to lay around all day because it's somehow become this weighty issue... Well, the problem is that being busy doesn't always mean that you're being valuable.
We work for value, not for the sake of working... If your work isn't bringing productivity and progress into your life, then you need to reconsider your life path.
There is a way to have your cake and eat it too... If you want it bad enough, you'll figure it out.
Maybe you'll have to bake 2 cakes, or someone can bring you a cake, or you don't eat it all.... Either way, eventually the cake will spoil, and then you'll need another cake regardless.
Productivity & Progress.
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