Now I’m not a fan of the word ‘AVERAGE’…..
It’s certainly not something I strive for in life! But today I’m sharing a philosophy that both myself and my clients are implementing to great effect.
First let’s look at what’s likely happening at the moment:
You have BIG PLANS, AND you are going to nail them all……at the same time!
So you head into each day with a mammoth To Do list, get distracted easily, feel annoyed for being distracted, then feel guilty for not working as productively as you know you are capable of.
More often than not, you get to the end of the week and month not feeling like you accomplished as much as you had planned to…despite working really crazy long hours.
This is where you are going wrong, striving to be exceptionally awesome is setting you up for failure.
How about if instead you headed into each day and week aiming for average.
What does an average day even look like?
Probably you take 3 priority tasks (MIA’s – Most Important Actions) into the day, do them with ease because you have a clear focus and you don’t have to spend timing choosing which tasks to do from the epic sized To Do list AND then you end the week feeling really satisfied with your achievements.
Then you rinse and repeat nailing an average week every single week and in 4 weeks time you are looking at a very different outcome.
3 months worth of average weeks has the potential to be LIFE CHANGING.
Now I know which route I’m taking…..I’d love to hear your thoughts.
Are you with me that this is actually the perfect and only time to aim for average??!
Here’s to being average so that I can achieve more, with ease. Otherwise known as ‘effortless productivity‘.
Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on this, it was a bit of an A-Ha moment for me.
PS I got this tip from the book Super Coach by Michael Neill