pause and reflect

Give me 30 minutes a weekend and 10 minutes a day and I will promise you a transformed life.

Heady claim, right? Well, I mean it.

30 minutes of quiet time every weekend, reflecting back upon your week, where your time and energy went; how well aligned it was with your values and goals, how you will do better, be smarter/wiser next week, adjusting, fine tuning based upon the feedback/analysis. The military calls this process “Post Action Review” and it is an invaluable learning exercise, a powerful tool to turbo charge your self-awareness and EQ development.

10 minutes a day to make sure you are on track, loading in Big Rocks first. I utilize my morning and evening drive time to do this review, insuring as much time invested as possible in Quadrant 2 of the Covey’s Time/Energy Matrix i.e. Q2: Important but not Urgent, Q1: Important AND Urgent tends to take care of itself!

Make and keep this 30/10 Promise to yourself and you will be amazed at the difference it will make in your life, your happiness, and your productivity over the long haul. CAUTION: just like it takes a LOT more than a few visits to the gym to transform your physique, so it takes time for the 30/10 Promise to work its wonders. CAUTION #2: Just as the effects of physical exercise wear off over time if you cease, so do the benefits of the 30/10 Promise!

Closing Quotes:

“Either the day runs you or you run the day.” – Jim Rohn, 1930-2009

“The common denominator of success — the secret of success of everyone who has ever been successful — lies in the fact that they formed the habit of doing things that others don’t like to do.” – Albert E.N. Gray

“Time is what we want most but spend worst.” – William Penn, 1644-1718, founder of Province of Pennsylvania (i.e. Penn’s woods)

As always, I share what I most want/need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier