What comes first, the compass or the clock? Before one can truly manage time (the clock), it is important to know where you are going, what your priorities and goals are, in which direction you are headed (the compass). Where you are headed is more important than how fast you are going. Rather than always focusing on what's urgent, learn to focus on what is really important.
At the end of the year we often review what we’ve done in the past year and begin to make lists for what we’d like to accomplish next year. Setting priorities is important, lest we forget what is truly important in our lives.
When making resolutions we want to choose those things that really matter. It takes a little thought and I’m one who doesn’t like to think a lot. Very often I’m a doer and not a thinker and that gets me into trouble more often than not. So I’m making it a priority to do some thinking before the New Year arrives.
I’m also going to revisit my bucket list. You know the list of things you want to do before kicking the bucket. Resolutions are one thing, but a Bucket List is different, it’s a bigger idea because it is more than just what I want to change, do better, or differently over the next year. The Bucket List is looking back at the end of your life and asking; what would you like to have accomplished before you leave this earth?
One of my blogger friends, Jack, put a question out there saying, Did you ever think you’d live to see 2014? I think my answer to that one has to be no. No I really didn’t ever think I’d see the year 2014. But here it is just a few days away and I’ve a lot of thinking to do.