The Most Important 10 Minutes of Your Day

We have all had those days – you start out the day and one thing after another interrupts you. You spend a large part of the day putting out fires, as they say. Other people’s urgent problems become your distractions. 

Weary of all that you jump from one task to another: checking email, glancing at papers on your desk, returning a phone call you want to get over with, making more coffee. Soon lunch time arrives and you have not accomplished anything important. You have done nothing to advance your important goals. You feel like your time has been wasted.
This pattern continues all day long and by the end of the day you are no further along with what is important than you were when the day started. Like a leaf blowing in the wind you have lost control of your time and your work. 

The solution to this is the most important ten minutes of your day. You must discipline yourself to do this. Devote ten minutes, every evening or every morning as you prefer, to review what you want to accomplish and what you need to accomplish during the day you are planning for. Review your goals. Remind yourself of your most important purpose. Make a list of what you want to accomplish this day that will advance you toward accomplishing those goals. It may be one thing, or three things or a dozen. However guard against making too long a list. It is better to achieve two or three things of importance than making a list of 20 things and then failing to do any of them. 

Refer to this list all day long. It is your guide. Force yourself to accomplish at least one or two things that will truly advance you toward your goals. Do your best to devote time to these important things before the interruptions take all your time. 

The interruptions will come. Other people will invade your time and space if you let them. However if you continue to bring your attention back to those important goal fulfilling actions that need to be done, not because they are urgent, but because they are important, at the end of the day you will feel as though you have truly accomplished something. And you will have. 

Make a habit of using that important ten minutes each day to plan what is most important and then follow through. You will accomplish so much more. 

Wishing you success and prosperity,

Daniel R. Murphy
Helping People Learn to Build Wealth

Wishing you Success and Prosperity,

Daniel R. Murphy

Wishing you well,

Daniel R. Murphy
Educating people for building wealth, adapting to a changing future and personal development.