Cue Bachman-Turner Overdrive, because today, I’m takin’ care of business over here. Somewhere in our lululemon manifesto it says, “That which matters the most should never give way to that which matters the least”, and boy oh boy, am I guilty of letting this happen.
I pretty much live my life by a to-do list and every day has at least a few things on it that I’d like to accomplish. There’s more practical things on there like, “Do the laundry”, or “Send so-and-so a birthday message”, but then there are things that pertain to my larger goals like, “R&D time for 12 Months of Lent”, or “Write guest post for fill-in-the-blank blog”.
For some reason, it’s become habit for me to do the practical things first and leave the more important, goal-related things for later on once I’ve finished the other tasks. Sounds great in theory, but what happens 9 times out of 10—or more realistically—10 times out of 10, is that I spend my entire day doing the practical things and never get to the stuff that really matters, leaving me with a nagging feeling that I’m not making any real progress on my goals. Not cool.
So today, I was granted the opportunity to take the day off and I’ve decided to take the bull by the horns and get s**t done. There is nothing practical on my to-do list and instead it’s full of the stuff that’s actually going to benefit me in the long run, ie. I’m takin’ care of business.
First thing on my list: Write a blog post, check!