Welcome to The Blogging A-Z Challenge April 2012! Some of the most popular posts here at The Shellshank Redemption are the Motivational Mondays. So, after consulting the tortoises, we decided to make April our Motivational Month! Please join us for this (almost!) daily dose of alphabetical inspiration. We hope you enjoy it!
* DON’T MISTAKE MOVEMENT FOR ACHIEVEMENT. IT’S EASY TO GET FAKED OUT BY BEING BUSY. THE QUESTION IS: BUSY DOING WHAT? (Jim Rohn) *
Did you ever look back over your to-do list at the end of the day and see lots of things checked off but still not feel like you accomplished anything? Yeah, me, too.
For awhile, I couldn’t figure out why that was…until I really looked at the items on my list. Sure, the house needed to be cleaned (just ask the dust bunnies) and food needed to be bought (just ask the tortoises…and my husband) but those tasks weren’t priorities. (Okay, maybe the food part was…a little.)
I’m learning to fit those kinds of things around what’s truly a priority, what’s truly important, like writing and spending time with my husband and getting healthier. So, if at the end of the day, the laundry didn’t get done but I wrote another chapter in my novel and went for a walk with my husband, then I can absolutely call the day a success.