I have a note on my desk, right over the phone and it asks that question ...
HAVE YOU MOVED YOUR AGENDA TODAY?
It is written in CAPITAL LETTERS with a sharpie ... so it is hard to ignore.
I spot it when I arrive in the morning and I see it when I am packing up at night and its sole intention is to make sure I am focused on "the important things".
It is VERY easy to come to work every day and "do stuff", to be "busy" the whole day and NOT achieve much at all.
I call that BUSY WORK and it really gets you nowhere but can be a means that many people use to hide from doing the stuff they really should be doing.
“The first step to success is knowing your priorities.”
You need to understand your priorities. What actions will have the most impact?
Setting goals and attaching priorities to those goals will help the process.
Using strong time management principles will also help you to focus in on what is REALLY important!
If your actions are not moving you in the right direction then you are missing a huge opportunity and wasting that most valuable resource ... time!
“What you prioritize defines your life.”
What did you do today?
Did you advance your agenda?
Was it enough?