“Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days,” Zig Ziglar.
It’s happened to me more times than I can count. I’ll bet it’s happened to you too. You sit down at your computer to get some work done, then you’re not exactly sure where to start. You may even look at your task list and find a couple of quick and easy things to accomplish and mark off, but, at the end of the day, you feel like you’ve gotten nothing done because you didn’t actually do anything worth doing. Your lack of direction has kept you from accomplishing anything meaningful.
If you’re super unfocused, you may do this for days, weeks or even months. You’re always busy, but you end your days feeling like you aren’t making progress on anything important. It’s because you’re not. Your lack of direction means you’re doing a lot of work, but most of it probably isn’t really worth doing.
The next time you find yourself spinning you wheels, pause and remember this quote. If you remain clear on your direction, the work you do will be worthwhile.
We all have the same 24 hours. How will you make a difference by what you do with yours?