80. Take Action

Today was amazing. It's about a quarter to 11 p.m. on a Friday night, and the only thing that makes me more happier than spending time with good people at a Japanese Steakhouse, is looking back on your day knowing that you were productive. 

 Sakura Steakhouse. 

Sakura Steakhouse. 

In the previous post I detailed how upset I get when my day is not productive. I talked about the importance of having a to do list and how I wasn't exactly the taskmaster queen that day. Well, talk about a complete 180 degree turn.

 A to do list that just so happen to NOT be mine.   photo credit:  Raul Pacheco-Vega

A to do list that just so happen to NOT be mine. 

photo credit: Raul Pacheco-Vega

Bright and early this morning, I made sure that everything I wanted to accomplish was in front of my face so I could be lazer-focused throughout the day. I wanted to make sure that I wasn't wasting time thinking about what I had to do -- I wanted to get things done.

When I tell you it was awesome, I am not kidding. Something about checking items off my list rejuvenated me. It gave me the energy I needed to see things through to completion.  And to think, it all started with one decision:

I began the day with a purposeful mindset. No opportunity wasted. No procrastination. I did not spend time thinking about things -- I just took action.

I understand that every day won't necessarily be like the last, and I know that some days will be more goal-centered than others. But,

if you start your day off on the right foot, if you make a decision to be intentional and take action, there's no telling what you can accomplish.

If you are determined to meet your daily goals, then daily goals will turn into weekly goal completion, weekly goal completion will turn into monthly goal completion, and soon you'll be dominating through the years. It all starts with doing one simple thing:

You must take action.