When I make my daily to-do list I write down my appointments, what I need to pick up at the store, what I need to do at the bank … that kind of thing. Then I think for a minute and try to put down some of the things I most want to achieve. That list is very different:
What one thing do I most need to learn?
What one habit do I most need to break?
What one contribution would I most like to make?
I tell myself, “Don’t drift through the day. Live with intention and purpose and a clear agenda.”