“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
– J.R.R. Tolkien
A new day dawns, ripe with possibilities.
Yet the sheer number of priorities and responsibilities most of us juggle each day can sometimes be overwhelming. When I do have unstructured time, I often don’t know where to best focus my energy. Should I write 500 words for my next book? Take a nap? Answer e-mails? Go for a bike ride? Sweep the garage? Call a friend? Create a masterpiece?
Too often, I arrive at the end of the day feeling like I’ve soldiered through the hours and tasks without accomplishing any of the things I really wanted to.
“Pay yourself first,” is a popular bit of financial advice, suggesting that we tuck some money in savings before we pay our bills. So here’s a challenge, my friends: what if we paid ourselves first from the well of our precious time? Could we try to carve out some moments during this new day to pursue our truest priorities?
What is one thing you could do today, to support your dreams or goals?
Could you figure out a way to pay yourself first today?
If you do, I’d love to hear from you.
Photo: Bryce Bradford