Fridays I plan. It’s Friday and you guessed it – I’m planning. Years ago I discovered this busy man’s paradox. Amazingly, setting aside 4 hours a week to think and plan enables me to make steady progress on my dreams and nail all my “must do’s” in half the time it used to take.
If you’ve never tried thinking about what you want and need to do next week, please do. Make a list, or better yet – put each “To Do” on a separate index card and arrange them, in order, by their value to your life’s purposes and pursuits. And while you’re planning – have some fun with it. If it makes you feel silly, like you’re wasting time or neglecting something important – just deal with it.
Try it for a few weeks and tell me what you think.
And while you’re thinking and planning, put on some good thinking music.
What’s thinking music, you ask? Anything that directs your mind toward true, noble, good, right, praiseworthy, admirable and lovely…. In truth – whatever makes your mind want to wander toward your natural purpose – soar to new heights, different and appealing places. If heavy metal music works for you (Doesn’t work for me, but I’m told it does for Perry Marshall), then by all means – try that. If you like something more ethereal, may I humbly recommend Andy McKee.
Chances are you’re one of the 37 million people who’ve already listened to Andy McKee on YouTube and you know from whence I write. If not, you’ve missed a treat. He’s playing “For My Father” in the background as I write. If you like acoustic guitar at all, look him up on You Tube.
Whatever you do though – plan. Plan your work; work your plan. Plan your life; work your life. Find God’s vision for your life. Create goals to accomplish that vision and work His plan, too. OBTW – Remember to keep your mind in tune.