Part II in a 5-part series connecting daily work with spiritualityTuesday: "What You Are Going to Do, Do It Quickly"How quickly do you move through the day? Are you a quick-and-easy or a slow-and-steady? By breaking the day up into bite-sized parts, we can do some helpful eval:
- Early morning: is your routine so ingrained that you don't have to think about what you're doing?
- At work: think about how you move through the hall ways, through your agenda, and through your to-do list.
- Evening: do your rituals augment how you wind down and recharge?
Brian Tracy is a huge proponent of moving quickly throughout the day. When at work, work. When heading to a meeting, get there. I'm often amazed at how blah so many folks are at work, moving around as if they might like to be somewhere else.
Another way of thinking of speed at work is to figure out how much you make per hour. Even if you are a salaried employee, figure out your per/hour fee. As you move through the day, are you working at $25 or $50 or even $100 per hour quality work?
The Gospel reading today speaks of Christ's famous line, "What you are going to do, do it quickly." Action is decisive and success is built on the shoulders of many small and courageous decisions. As you work through the day, act quickly and with purpose. Today is Tuesday of Holy Week.