265 Habit #3: Write Your Ideal Days  … Robin Sharma

QUOTE: Habit #3: Write Your Ideal Days  … Robin Sharma
This one’s cool. Every morning–while the rest of the world sleeps–write out the way your day will look if it were to unfold at perfection. Doing this will train your brain to look for opportunities to make your daily vision happen. Your mental focus muscles will grow stronger. And since your days are your life in miniature, this new habit is a life-transformer. [1]


Robin Sharma is a former litigation lawyer who walked away from that profession at age 25 in order to find greater satisfaction in life through personal transformation. [2] This is the third of three basic tools he recommends.

10/5/17 My ideal day today would be to begin the morning with Sharma’s 90/90/1 focus on spending the first 90 minutes of each day on the #1 project for the next 90 days. This blog is that project. Then cleaning up, breakfast and devotions, followed by working at the office. (If the first 90 minutes of the day is unavailable, I can usually do this at Nones, the 3 pm canonical hour.) I flow through my day, accomplishing one task after another smoothly and efficiently, calmly and elegantly. This evening I will read and rest, and be in bed by 10 pm.

10/6/17 My ideal day today would be to spend the day in the office, working in 25 minute Pomodoro segments, alternating segments between the details of church office work and editing this blog. I slept well, so I did not have time to write before heading to the office. I flipped a coin to determine whether I would write first or do church first, but I’m finding I can’t concentrate until I clear away the underbrush … so the first segment is for orientation to work.

10/8/17 My ideal day would be to skip today … but I’m going to enjoy it. I love Sunday mornings, seeing people at worship and preaching. This afternoon will be our annual church conference, which we are hosting for five other churches. It’s the annual corporate business meeting, so there will be lots of copying of the paperwork prior to the event at 3.30. After that, a wedding in an outdoor setting 16 miles away – quick. And after that, perhaps, the ideal part of the day: time to write.

QUESTIONS for thinking it through:

How could this clarify my Reality?

How could this benefit if added to my Disciplines?

Who needs to hear this?


[1] This is an anchor post; its purpose is to begin a discussion on a particular topic, anchoring that conversation in the wisdom of the initial quote, which is from http://www.robinsharma.com/blog/03/you-2-0/.

[2] Robin Sharma. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robin_Sharma

The photo is by StockSnap and is from Pixabay.

QUOTE (emphasis mine):


NOTE (my commentary)


What gets my attention?
Do I understand the need or problem?
Do I understand the potential solution?
Do I understand how to apply that strategy?
What questions do I have for the experts? What might be the answers?
Who needs to hear this?
What do I do next?

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