What does a good day of work look like?
I often find myself at the end of the day with an endless list of things I want (could) do. Of course, not every todo is worth doing. Just because it’s on your to-do list, doesn’t mean it’s worth your time. Let’s say that I was given a device that bent time and space, allowing me to have as much time as I needed without consequence.
I still don’t think I would be finished—there’s always something else to do, something else we could / should do. That’s part of what makes us human, and especially what makes us creatives. There’s joy in having more to do, more to learn. There’s also satisfaction in saying no to the wrong things—things that take you away from your true self, from your gifts.
A good day’s work is not about how much we get done, it’s about how much value we get done.
Feeling satisfied and accomplished about the day isn’t about getting everything done—it’s about getting the right things done.
Are you giving time to what lights you up with energy and joy? Are you giving time to the important things in life?
Figure out how to make your actions mean something, by aligning them to a mission worthy of your time.
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #1225