Like most of us, I begin the day with the head list. I wake up and start to think about all the stuff I need to get done, who I have to call, why I have to call them, organize it, schedule it and wonder – how the hell am I going to get it all done?
I’m not a fan of multi-tasking, as I think it dilutes the quality of getting things accomplished. With exception, I think efficiency is defined by beginning something and completing it.
One thing at a time feels good and truth be told, more often than not, it’s the best way to get things done.
The head list is my fuel tank for the day. I fill it up every morning, get ready for my day and begin to slowly pull apart all the layers in front of me. One by one, I get stuff done and move onto the next layer as if it were some finely made laminate. With purpose, I pull back the flap to see how thick it is and determine what I need to do to get it out of the way and expose the next layer. The ultimate goal, of course is to empty the tank and get all the layers peeled back and see the raw foundation. If you do that – you are all set for tomorrow’s launch. Without that fuel, running on empty will get you nowhere and that might cause a failure to launch.
10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 – BLAST OFF!