Do you spend a lot of time thinking about things that happened yesterday?  Are you always daydreaming about what’s going to happen in the future?  You can’t change what happened in the past, nor predict what will happen in the future.  However, you can control what happens each and every day.

To get things done each day, you actually have to get things done, not think about them.  Waking up each day and thinking about what you want to accomplish is not going to get anything done.  Why spend time thinking about things when you could be getting them done? Only you can control how you spend your time each day, and making the most of each day requires more action and activity than thinking and planning.

Time management, planning, allocation of time and putting things on your to do list are all related to determining what and when you need to do things.  However, they have absolutely no connection with actually getting things done today.  Whether it’s a lot of little things that don’t take a lot of time to complete, or a daylong project, it’s your choice on what you do today.

If you’re spending a lot of time thinking about yesterday and worrying about tomorrow, you’ll most certainly not maximize what you can get done today.  After all, yesterday is history and tomorrow’s a mystery, so you should always focus on what you can do today. 

Founder & President Jones Simply Sales, LLC

Dick Jones is the Founder & President of Jones Simply Sales, LLC. As a 4th generation sales professional, he has over 30 years of experience advising, coaching, consulting and working with small business owners.

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