In preparing for the new year and all the new plans it brings, I got to thinking. Was 2010 a productive year? I switched gears many times this year and I’m not so sure if it was a good or bad thing. I think this year I really followed my heart – I tried to only focus on things that I REALLY wanted to do and was truly passionate about.
Did it cause some things to slide – absolutely. But I think taking the time to do it- has allowed me to rediscover my goals. Now going forward its time to focus on actually achieving those goals and be as productive as possible.
The Personal Excellence Blog has a great post today, The 8 Habits of Highly Productive People that everyone should take some time to read. I’m already stuck on #1 – Ruthlessly cut away the unimportant (and focus on the important) because it’s hard for me to define important.
For example Photography is very important to me, I’m passionate about it and I love taking pictures. But if you were to ask my Hubs it should be on the bottom of my priorities because it’s not a money generator.
Then if you look at my store, I didn’t focus on it this much this year, even though it was generating income. I’m sure it would have done even better if I focused on it more, but there have been issues out of my control that made that difficult.
So how should we really evaluate “importance”? What’s the deciding factor that determines importance – money, passion, love? How do you define “importance.”
Read The 8 Habits of Highly Productive People and let me know which habit will be the most challenging for you.
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