How to Get Anything Done (Part 1)

One of the questions most commonly asked questions I get is, "How do I manage my time, prioritize everything and keep myself on track with the business I'm starting?"

In private sessions I’ll go into detail about the range of productivity and accountability tools and systems. A real-time question deserves a real-time answer.  But here on the blog I have the luxury of doing something different.   

For instance, I could tell you about all the tools you could use to keep yourself focused and productive but that’s been done before and done well, like
here and here.

I could also tell you about the systems that have worked for other people, like accountability groups or Mastermind groups. That’s also been well addressed
here and here.

Instead, I’m going to tell you what I believe the most important piece of time management really is: Deciding.

You have to decide that ordinary isn’t good enough.

You have to decide that what you want is worth the effort. 

You have to decide that creating a business that expresses your values, vision and unique gifts is the most important thing you'll ever do.

You have to decide to live on this razor’s edge of truth.

You have to decide that you want it. Because when all is said and done, 
the pursuit of what you want is the legacy you leave behind. (tweetable)

If you have already achieved all of your dreams and want to live quietly enjoying what you already have then, please, by all means go back to obsessively Googling your ex, futzing around on Facebook and toodling around the garage. Retirement is cool like that.

But if you have something gnawing at you – a hunch, a vision, a drive – then you’re not done yet. There’s more to your legacy than what already exists and it’s waiting for you to get to it. It’s waiting for you to decide that you’re ready for it.

And when you are ready, you’ll be asked to decide again and again and again. Because this is about commitment and commitment requires that you choose your priorities all day, every day.

When all you want to do is hit the snooze button, you get to decide.

When you’re cruising Facebook for the 12th time today, you get to decide.

When a new season of your favorite show arrives, you get to decide.

Period. Done. End of Story.

At the end of your life, you’re not going to care about that marathon session of Scandal or the extra 20 minutes of sleep. You’re going to care about what you created and what you’re leaving behind. Your legacy. 

Make your decision.