Daily Cupcake #13: Opportunity
What's on your task list? Is it filled with busy tasks or productive tasks? I've been evaluating my task list and system for getting things done this month. One thing I'm asking myself is what is the difference between busy and productive?
I can distinguish the difference through understanding why I am doing something by asking myself if it fits within the vision of the life I want to live.
For example, I was on a call and decided to start scraping the unsightly sticker off of the blind because I see it everyday when I do Pilates, and it messes with my flow. While scraping, and listening, I was wondering if this was a waste of time.
If I was creating some kind of unnecessary distraction for myself to avoid just being still and doing one thing.
Then I reminded myself that part of my vision for the life I want to lead includes a balanced, clean and natural appearance. Spending five minutes to get rid of that sticker was an opportunity to beautify my life and get me closer to my ideal.
Which leads me to this #DailyCupcake about Opportunity that follows the Pilates principle of "control". Depending on what you need in your day you can take:
Just a nibble: “We often miss opportunity because it is dressed in overalls and looks a lot like work.” Thomas A. Edison
A few bites: Identify an opportunity that you can put more effort into accomplishing.
Every last bite: Either put in the work to complete it if it only takes a couple of hours or schedule dedicated time to see it thru to completion.