“Today expect something good to happen to you no matter what occurred yesterday. Realize the past no longer holds you captive. It can only continue to hurt you if you hold on to it. Let the past go. A simply abundant world awaits. (January 11)”― Sarah Breathnach, Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy
“What do I need to know today?” It’s a deceptively simple question, but it’s one that can help focus your mind AND get what’s needed done.
“What do I need to know” can include:
- What’s on the shopping list?
- How do I get up and face the day when I feel like crap?
- What’s missing from that character arc?
- Where did I put my left shoe?
- Do they make vibrators that can be controlled from across the world? (Spoiler alert, yes, they do!)
- Where do I want my business to go, and what can I do to make it grow?
The list’s honestly endless, but the very act of making it helps focus your mind.
If you’re anything like me, then your morning looks like this:
You get up, wonder why you’re awake, stumble out of bed, and make a beeline for the coffee. You then stand there, blinking in the harsh light of reality and are hit with the overwhelming feeling that there’s TOO MUCH TO DO! And that you’d rather be zoning out in front of YouTube, playing a video game or writing one of your 29 personal stories that you swore you’d get around to one day.
Then, you plod over to your computer and… What? What do you choose? Do you open up the game? Do you ‘allow’ yourself 20 minutes of YouTube while secretly knowing that it’ll turn into two hours and that half your morning will disappear? Or do you ask yourself that question?
What do I need to know today?
If you focus your mind on knowledge, then action will inevitably follow. Without action, you can not obtain knowledge, and once the knowledge has been acquired, a sense of accomplishment follows.
You can always acquire knowledge, whether it be simple or complex; and if you seek it daily, you will always grow.