By Andrea GoegleinAs we in the United States are about to enter into a season based in gratitude, known to many as the busy season of holidays, I have a very simple Dr. Success Challenge for you:
Answer these questions: Do you have a tendency of describing your day as “crazy busy?” If so, how do you feel when you describe your day that way?
As an experiment, when you are asked, describe your day as “happy busy.” Take note of how that feels.
My professional observation is that when an individual describes their day as “crazy busy” they are describing a state of being overwhelmed, attempting to create the image of self-aggrandized importance, or they have lots of tasks they feel obligated to get done, but the tasks do not feed their life purpose or natural strengths.
Take Thanksgiving literally. Each moment is the only one you have. Would you prefer to be “crazy busy” at moments, or “happy busy?” You decide. You always do.
As you begin this season, use the third part of The Habit to solidify your habits for success as you go into 2018 and beyond. Now is the time to add reflection as well as renew your commitment to your daily habit.