I finished reading Anthony Robbins’ book Awaken the Giant Within for the third time. It’s over 500 pages of great insights. Of those many things I had the good fortune of having something I read yesterday play out for me.
Tony points out that at times we get caught up in doing the urgent things over the “important things”. Ever have that experience where you got a lot done in a day but still felt oddly frustrated at the end of the day? I’ve experienced that a lot. Tony points out that its because those activities may have been urgent, necessary but lacked “long term importance” or meaningfulness to us.
Today I put Tony’s words to the test, again. I took care of some of the urgent items on my “to do list” but also made sure that I took plenty of time for something that I felt was meaningful in the long run, something that allowed me to make a potentially significant and creative contribution to a group of people. TONY IS RIGHT! I loved it! I have that wonderful feeling of having lived a meaningful and fulfilling day!
You can find this topic in Tony’s book at Chapter 24: “Master Your Time and Your Life” (page 477).