The Most Important Thing You Can Do Today

April 7, 2010

Most of us are positively swamped with things to do:  meetings, emails, work, laundry, walking the dog, going grocery shopping, taking the kids to toddler ballet, calling Mom (you are going to call your mother, aren’t you?) etc.

The list goes on and on, and it usually contains a fair amount of junk that can either be outsourced, eliminated, or put on a schedule so you can do it less frequently and far more efficiently.  But that’s a topic for another day.

Sometimes you may wonder aloud while tearing at your hair:  “Out of all the things on this enormous list how can I possibly know which is the most important?”

The answer is fortunately much simpler, and at the same time much harder, than you think.

Many approach this question by attempting to break down the list according to some criteria, or by determining which tasks might deliver the most satisfaction, income, or relief.

Thankfully it’s far simpler than that.  The most important thing you can do today is this:

It’s that thing you’ve been dreading doing.

We all have one.  Some task so complicated, life-changing, intimidating or downright terrifying that we continually put it off.

That is the thing you should do today.

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