While listening to Darren Hardy this morning, I was "kindly" reminded of how, when I am not focused on my offensive game each day, I end up playing defense all day.
Part of the teachings I have learned in my AMP group with Benjamin Hardy (not related to Darren Hardy!), is the importance of stating my "Big 3" the night before I go to bed. Then, those are the first three things I accomplish each day as soon as I have a break, or better yet, schedule the time in my calendar to complete those tasks.
Yet, often, I end up playing defense all day by becoming distracted. I thought I would list the ways that I end up playing defense rather than offense:
Snoozing: When I don't get up as planned, starting my day with a failure (or many failures, depending on how many times I snooze).
Scrolling: When I start my day off by "scrolling" messages and social media (usually while going to the bathroom first thing in the morning), somehow, I have spent 20 minutes NOT doing what I had planned to do. Therefore, I am rushing through what I had planned to do after waking up (usually my prayer time).
Emails: I'll call it death by email. When I look at my emails, somehow there is some urgent task that needs to be done at 5 a.m., rather than 8 a.m., when I am supposed to start my day. Now, my mood has shifted and I am back to letting others choose how I start my day.
Playing offense means that I am now controlling how I spend my day, not letting other distractions dictate the order of importance to my day. The cool thing is that when I get up without snoozing, "do me" and fill my cup up, accomplish my "Big 3" (or have blocked time to do so), then the rest of the day can be carefree. Time for me to give to others. And, I can be a better person as I am prepared to give back and no longer chasing myself around all day hoping to "catch up."
What offensive moves can you make today so you aren't playing defense all day?
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