I may be too ambitious for my own good.
Usually, my first task in the morning is to write in my journal for a few minutes. I do a quick brain dump and then jot down three important tasks for the day.
If I accomplish nothing else but these three tasks, I know it’s a good day.
The thing is, no matter how hard I try, it’s still pretty rare for me to knock out all three. There are always a few tasks that carry over from one day to the next, which is why I’m considering turning this list of three daily tasks into one.
It may not sound that revolutionary, but when you think about the long-term, this could free up a lot of mental bandwidth.
Instead of feeling pressured to create three “important” tasks, I can be much more intentional and paint a bullseye on one thing that will make the biggest difference.
After all, these actions don’t live in a vacuum. Each thing we accomplish has the potential to impact other parts of our day.
That’s why I want to focus more on choosing one task that will have the biggest domino effect on the rest of my day.