Today I’m thankful for taking time to focus on the important, not just the urgent.
Ahh… The suction of the daily whirlwind. Everyday there seems to be so many urgent things that can take over my day, and they often stand to get in the way of the important things that must be done but they don’t always feel urgent.
I’ve been looking forward to my work day today for quite a while. It was open and focused almost exclusively on working on the business instead of in it. To get things rolling in the right direction I woke up early and snuck out for a run (& probably should’ve told Becky, she was a little freaked out when I wasn’t anywhere to be found at 4:30am). Got home, went for a short bike ride with Gavin and then headed up to work way early.
Most of the work day was focused on some of the important stuff that never quite has the time normally. Networking with other offices and with other businesses. Coaching a team member. Working on a long term plan for a client that would be a huge increase for one office. Setting up training and prepping for planning meetings next week. Focusing on several projects that need to get done but haven’t seemed quite urgent enough to get done earlier.
The really cool thing that I’m thankful for was the sense of accomplishment after getting several of these projects done. While they weren’t urgent I could still feel them looming on the horizon and sense them pressing down on my shoulders. Having them complete is a great sense of relief and I know I’ll sleep better tonight.
I’m very thankful for focusing on the important and not just the urgent today!