Lately, I’ve felt the urge to do another habit experiment.
Like the #gratefulfor30 experiment (which was awesome!), I’d like to see if a new work habit will help improve my ability to execute Values-driven priorities, rather than checking my inbox (or social media) unnecessarily.
However, I’m not putting any restrictions on my email or social checking.
I’m focusing on executing “Three Big Rocks” everyday, instead.
This “Big Rock” concept is explained in habit three of Stephen Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
And you can also see it demonstrated in the funny and eyeopening video with Mr. Covey below.
As the video shows, rather than trying to restrict my workday email checking (I don’t check email on nights and weekends), I will focus on my Big Rocks instead.
For the rest of July, I’m going to experiment with selecting Three Big Rocks each workday day and focus my efforts on completing those important, Values-driven tasks.
Email can be checked as needed, but not at the expense of those Three Big Rocks.
Since I have a lot of things to wrap up before we move to Austin at the end of the month, this experiment will help me keep my eye on the real priorities, not just busywork.
Would you like to do the experiment with me?
If so, please let me know below! Or, share the experiment on Twitter.
Cheers to a month full of priorities and peaceful execution!
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