Friday, February 10, 2012

Action 008 - Four Minutes.

Big dreams fuel big thoughts fuel big plans. And all that greatness sparks real change. But at what cost?

I was thinking of that this morning. I had a few minutes before I had to leave for the airport, and I was planning out the grand schedule of my day.

  • Airport drop off

  • Gym

  • Breakfast

  • Clean house

  • Clean patio

  • Mow lawn

  • Shower

  • Shave

  • Finish packing for Palm Springs

  • Prepare "snack" cooler for drive

  • Stop by bike shop, air up tires

  • Gas up the car

  • Pick up Subway sandwiches

  • Pick up Ric

  • Drive to Palm Springs

It's a lot of stuff to get done, plus it all has to be done between work emails I'm sending and receiving and presentations I am trying to get finished today.

That's where Action 008 - Four Minutes comes in. I was planning so big that I completely missed that I could tackle at least one of the items - shaving - right then and there. It would take me just a few minutes to shave, and that would be one thing off of my to-do list.

Voila. Shaving, before and after!

I'll remember this going forward. Less thought, more action. If I have a few minutes of downtime, I'll try to knock out a quick task that has been hanging over me. I may not be able to save the world in Four Minutes, but I can certainly accomplish something.


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