This week I’m thinking a lot about margin.
Not borders on a page, mind you, but the margin in my life – what I actually have time for each day, each week, each month.
As it turns out, I can’t do everything. Those who know me know that I’m always interested in learning about the latest and greatest, and perhaps I sometimes do so to a fault. I try to add new things to my life without subtracting. Priorities get out of whack, and rather than doing a few things well, I end up doing a lot of things, but each just okay.
Life, it seems – if you’re paying attention – is a series of choices to review, readjust and realign priorities.
To a certain degree, I do this already. On Fridays I’ve blocked out time for a weekly review. If you’re familiar with David Allen’s “Getting Things Done” GTD methodology (the book
), you’ll know what I’m talking about. It’s a dedicated time for looking closely at all of my work and family commitments, and a chance to make choices about how I’ll spend my time in the coming week.
So that’s a start. But what I think I’m missing is something Michael Hyatt
talks a lot about. Heck, he wrote the book on it.
I’d like to spend some time looking at my life from a higher elevation. Every time I try to coast, it never feels like I’m going in quite the right direction.
- Where do I want to be in 3 months? 6 months? A year?
- Which of my priorities should never change?
- What can I prune from my life right now, with no questions asked?
These are some of the questions I’m wrestling with this week. So while you chew on that a little bit, here a few things I found interesting this week. Thanks for your time.