Who is the most important person in your life?
If you didn't say you, we need to have a talk.
Recently, I was talking to one of my business mentors (Kadena Tate), and she said something in passing that has truly stuck with me: "Keep the main thing, the main thing."
As I thought about this, I thought about the fact that through the simple hustle of life, I constantly lose track of the "main thing".
The little things pile up into the big things that keep us away from what we love the most.
When you get so overwhelmed with the little things you have to do, you lose communication with the person who matters the most: you. You know, the person that needs to stay at the forefront of our mind, WAY before our clients/customers/family.
Quietly, we hush our inner voice underneath our long list of to-do's. "These things are super important!" we tell ourselves. "I'll do those things I love to do once x, y, and z gets done." Then, suddenly, time has vanished out of nowhere. You look around and, sure, maybe you're caught up on some things you had to catch up on, but what do you really have?
From my experience, every time I lose sight of the main thing, suddenly a few months have flown by. When I realize that this is happening and try to justify it with the: "Oh, I just need to figure it out."
Let us all be on the same page about this: there is no such thing as "figuring it out".
You know what you love to do, and you have a vision for yourself, and you either take actions in that direction every day or you don't. No middle ground.
Maybe the path isn't crystal clear at this point in your life. But it doesn't have to be. It's like driving through the fog: maybe you can't see every step of the way as you go, but you know where you're going and each time you go further you can see a little more ahead than you could before. Don't fool yourself into thinking that you need every step of the way figured out before you start.
Having a clean house, having some clients, getting a new car/pair of shoes... None of that shit matters if YOU aren't happy or fulfilled in life.
Your entire purpose in life is on pause while you cross off to-do's.
Here is a fun exercise I was thinking about this morning: Look at your to-do list for the day. How many of those things, first of all, do you want to do? And secondly, how many of those things will progress your life more toward the vision you have for yourself?
Take the "pause" button off and finally hit "play".