“A Good Day”

Last night, as I got ready to go to bed, I was kinda kicking myself.

Dammit I didn’t get that Chiefs’ game broken down

I really needed to finish that recruiting presentation

Gosh I was really hoping to get those opponent previews to the offensive staff today

I didn’t get everything done that I wanted to. There were unchecked items on my To Do list—— THE HORROR

So what went wrong? Where did the time go?

I ran an errand for a friend that is stuck out of town

I cooked dinner on FaceTime with my sister Molly and her boyfriend

I called a teammate that I hadn’t talked to in forever and caught up on life

I caught myself

Wait…. What is the implication of this line of thought?

1. The To-Do list is necessary and even crucial to the success of my day.

2. The “Other stuff” was a waste

Am I so conditioned to believing that I have to DO and DO and DO and DO that I am unable to realize that there is value and fulfillment in the investment into relationships?

Maybe I need to re-evaluate what makes a “A Good Day.”

When I start my day with prayer, I ask that God help me live out my mission statement.

Dear Lord, please help me to love others as you do, to be significant rather than successful, and to strive for excellence in all that I undertake

It is by that same criteria (in that same order!!), that I need to judge the quality of my day. Not in percent completion of my never-ending task list, but in accordance with the reasons I believe God has put me on this Earth.

My challenge to me today: Be present

I hope you’ll walk into that challenge with me!

TD

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