That’s a question that at my core I believe each of us needs to ask every day.
I know this, I believe this, and I advised several other people to do it yesterday. But I haven’t gotten into the habit of doing it. Why?
Time constraints is the first, obvious answer. I am really, really busy these days. But I continue to believe that people can make time for the things that are important to them. So is it not so important to me? Yes, it is! As a results-oriented person, I strongly desire to be effective and do consistently excellent work, and as a reflective person I’m always asking “What have I accomplished today?” I’m used to assessing my own work and wondering how I could do better. I know that learning new stuff is an absolute requirement for sustainable accomplishment.
That leaves me with what I think is the right answer. I just haven’t made it a habit yet. Posting here should help. I’ve already learned a ton about SmartSheet – one of my Top Ten Tools – this morning and I’m not even dressed yet.
More later. Maybe not every day. But I promise myself to make it a habit.