Week 21: Back On Track

So I’ll be honest.  The past couple weeks my MKMMA studies have been lacking. Why?  Life.  Life got in the way.  Time with the MKMMA was sacrificed for things that I felt needed my time more.  I didn’t think it was affecting me, however getting back on my routine I can tell my mood and attitude have improved immensely and I will put it to a few things but one I want to talk about.  This Picture right here.time line

You might be asking what this is.  Well it’s a timeline.  The first date was the year I was born and as you can see next year I turn 40.  The date on the right is the year I feel  I will leave this earth physically.  I feel 95 is a pretty good age… I might live longer.  The line in the middle is where I’m at today at almost 39 years old.  Next we were supposed to take our favorite season.  It could be spring, summer, football season, and as we all know I’m a Christmas fiend!  Well in that line between today and 2072 I wrote how many Christmases do I have left?  Depending on when I pass in 2072 I have 55-56 left.  Wow that’s a lot, but it’s not as many as I used to have.  The next question is when will I begin?  When will I do the things I say I’m going to do so I can really enjoy my favorite time of year.  Do this for yourself.  Read it everyday.  Let it sink in that our time on this earth is limited, so make the most of the time you have.  Like that old saying goes it’s not the number of breaths you take but the number of moments that take your breath away.  How awesome would it be to truly enjoy the season or month you most like.  Maybe you take you birthday month off and travel.  How cool would that be?

This brings us to the next thing that I’ve really taken away recently.  The old 80/20 rule which can be a bit skewed at times however let’s take a look at the one I want to focus on and that is that 20% of our efforts yield 80% of our results.  Look at any part of your life and prioritize the most important things you need to do and you will see a couple specific tasks that are the most productive and most important to your business, your relationship, your health, it doesn’t really  matter.  Focus on those tasks and you’ll find yourself becoming much more productive.  Result producing activities.  If you’re building your business Facebook can help, but is that where you want to spend most of your time?  Probably not.  Laser focus on those one or two tasks that give you the most.  Unfortunately they are often the tasks wee least enjoy doing.  Well it’s time to own them.

So I’m looking at that card right now and it asks when will I begin?  When is now, not someday.  We always say we’ll start and someday isn’t it. Focus on your tasks and do it.  Just do it now.  It’s later in life than you think.

Till next time,

Dr. Christopher “TINY” Lane

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5 thoughts on “Week 21: Back On Track

  1. There was something in your post that really struck me “Maybe take your birthday month off and travel”. Part of my DMP is to holiday more with my family and I have used my birthday (subconsciously) as the deadline for each trip. Just so happens that I take the month off for my birthday and it is awesome.

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