The Daily Five

So yesterday I mentioned goals and intentions. I want to follow up with that one because in addition to setting our big goals and intentions, having focus on our actions will help us to attain our goals.

Robin Sharma is an author who writes and shares his ideas on leadership.  You can check him out here:  Robin Sharma.  One of his old tidbits is to focus on the Daily 5.  What 5 things do you want to see happen that link to your personal goals?  Think about:  “What 5 things need to happen between now and the end of the last hour of the day today for this to have been an exceptionally productive day.”

I decided to try this today and actually wrote down my list first thing this morning.  These were the things I wanted to get done today that were high priority to me.


Guess what? I was able to check everything off my list because they were a priority now that I had them in writing and staring at me. I wanted to be successful and having a list just made me want to check things off.  I had many other things to do today too, of course, but because I had this focus, I was able to limit my distractions, stopped procrastinating, and was more efficient with my time. I loved this feeling and I want to do it again tomorrow.

And just think, if we start small and list 5 things today and 5 things tomorrow, and so on, by the end of the week we will have accomplished 35 important things that were important to us and that adds up!!  Imagine what a month full of 5 things a day looks like? Yep, this month we could accomplish 150 things. There’s a big WOW factor there. Now the little things are really big and cool. 😉

What 5 things are going to be on your list?



3 thoughts on “The Daily Five

  1. Wow, thanks for sharing! I find this inspirational to break down the “big” goals into smaller, daily steps toward our destination. I really resonate with this. Thanks again, I so appreciate your honesty and willingness to share your life with your blog readers. It is helpful to know others are struggling with the same issues as me, and I appreciate the tidbits of wisdom and encouragement. I am off to make my list of 5 things for today. Best of luck with your 5!

    • Hope you made your list and checked them off and feel like a successful warrior!! xoxo Thank you for the lovin’ feedback. I am happy that you enjoy reading and sharing similar ideas and thoughts. xo

    • I swear having this list helped me again today. Here’s what I had on my list and I’ve done 4 out of the 5:
      1. Hike
      2. Car service
      3. Volunteer at church
      4. Photos
      5. Shop

      I would not have done the shopping if it wasn’t on my list. But because I listed it as a priority, I made it happen and didn’t spend my time doing other stuff like cleaning and laundry and paperwork and losing time to the internet! I love this daily 5 and am making another list for tomorrow. Good luck!!

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