Making Room

I’ve been struggling lately with productivity, not in terms of getting things done, but getting the right things done. Knowing what the ‘right’ things are is a part of the problem.

But I think the bigger issue is I have (like most of us do) a big list of things I want to do, but never seem to make the time give myself permission to do them. I’m too busy doing the things that I “have to do.” The necessary chores that come from living, as well as dealing with the current problems I’m dealing with (losing my job due to COVID, career change, health improvement, etc.)

But I’ve been wondering, “what if I flipped the equation around?”

What if I gave myself permission to do the things I want to do first. Not, neglect my responsibilities and duty, but not automatically put them first either.

Make room for the important things first.

And let everything else find room after that.

Because why not do the important things?

Well, because X Y Z and another million reasons we tell ourselves…

But what if we threw all those reasons out the window and did it anyway?

Make room for want matters. Make room for the ideal life you wish you had. Make room for your health, your community, your relationship, and your creativity.

STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #1166

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