Have you ever had one of those to-do lists that seems to have the same thing on it every day? One or two things you know full well need to be done, but they’re just not real high on the priority list so they continue to linger day after day after day.
I think we’ve all been there, and it’s perfectly understandable! There are only so many hours in the day and you’re just one person, so you need to get to as many of the important things as you possibly can.
And that’s all well and good, at least temporarily. But eventually those mundane things on your list, those things you just can’t seem to find the time to address, are going to begin growing in urgency.
And that’s when the “little things” can morph into the “big things.”
Our Founder and CEO Dustin Oldfather has been there, just a few days ago as a matter of fact. Listen to his story via the 60 second video below…
Now before you start thinking to yourself that the lower priority items on your to-do list are just not that important, let us say that we understand and we get it. Probably more than you know.
But while they may not seem so important in the short term, they definitely are in the long term. So find a way to spend some extra time with your significant other and your family, carve out a couple of hours to clean out the garage or mow the lawn, discover a method for catching up with your correspondence and cleaning out that nagging spam folder on your computer.
If you don’t, those things are going to grow and fester until they become much bigger issues than they need to be.
They may seem inconsequential, and they probably are in the short term. But the longer you ignore them or move them to the next day’s to-do list, the more likely they are to grow in importance.
So take an hour or two – get up early if you need to or stay up late – and knock out some of those things as soon as you can. If you don’t, as Dustin mentioned in the video, the little things have a way of eventually becoming the big things.