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Defining Success

How do you define success? Has your drive ever moved the finish line and caused this feeling of "never enough"?

There are four things that use up an exorbitant amount of your time: drive , excellence, information, and activity.

They can get triggered by:

- neglectfully accepting a meeting invite because you are driven

- overworking a presentation because you want it to be perfect.

- getting too deep in the weeds because you want to be informed and more data is always better!

- unconsciously grabbing the next item on your to-do list because you feel you should always be busy!

When left unchecked, they spiral out of control and consume your day, your schedules, and your lives and therefore limit your effectiveness. Most importantly, they can easily turn from asset to liability if you don’t manage their risk.

Below are some strategies you can use to help:

• Think about how you spend the best of your time. Make sure that you are giving your best to the areas that need it most.

• Take a look at where you direct your attention and energy. Make sure that you are filling your mind with things that matter.

• The next time you feel pulled to achieve, finesse, know or do more, see if that’s simply an impulsive action that should be ignored.

Today, I invite you to take a hard look at the things that seem good but can lead to squeezed-out schedules and overused assets. Ask yourself :"how are these things getting in your way?"

Let me know how it goes.

Wishing you continued growth and success.

With gratitude,

Nora Paxton

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