It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle of just surviving. Somedays the to-do list is out of control and I feel like that ball inside a pinball machine. Just bouncing from one place to the next without any clear direction or control. By the end of the day I’m exhausted, but I can’t tell you if I’ve done anything that really mattered.
Inspired by both Greg Mckeown’s Essentialism and author Donald Miller, I came up with one sentence that I put underneath my to-do list every morning. It’s my life theme, one sentence I’ve thought long and hard about. Here it is…
My Life Theme:
To love, serve, and care for my family, friends, neighbors, and others, relentlessly pursuing “less but better,” and striving to go above and beyond, living boldly from a mindset not of scarcity and fear, but love and abundance.
It’s obviously a work in process. But if this resonates, I’d encourage you to form your own life theme in a sentence or two. Write it everyday beneath your to-do list so you don’t forget!