I am “attention deficient.” Left to my own devices, I could easily look up from my computer, be surprised it’s dark outside and realize I’ve gotten nothing done that matters.
When I think about progress at the end of the day, I’m not looking at time tracking sheets or numbers of emails sent.
I just want to know what I did today that will matter tomorrow and I made progress at a pace that I can feel good about over time.
That’s why I can’t do it anymore with the maintaining of code or putting out of fires.
If you were gone tomorrow, how long would your work stand up? A year? Two? More? […] What are you working on right now that will be here in 40 years?Rochelle Moulton
When I read a post about this that I previously mentioned, it bugged me. I couldn’t think of much from a work standpoint – not a fun feeling.
But also, nothing really withstands the test of time.
We have time now and other things will have time later. We can make impact or impressions and maybe those nudges help move other things in a better direction.
So I guess things that matter should last and we should have some reach and try to make an impact now.
Because there’s not a lot of time left for the things that matter, which to me right now is making a good life with my wife and having something meaningful to contribute to solving the content problem thing.
Time suck is a real thing. The hygiene type things we do daily won’t last.
So what kind of hero content can you go all in on? What can you make that will matter? And what kind of time suck things can you start refining out of your day to make room for it?