The Olympic athletes have planned and trained for years to compete in London 2012. The winners receive a medal; those who don’t earn gold, silver or bronze still make memories and life-long friends. Isn’t it just as important to win in our lives and marriage? This also requires some planning, training and intentionality.
Before this next month starts and life begins to get away from you, why not take 30 minutes and ask yourself:
What 4 relationships or projects need my energy this month?
For over a year, I have used this Priority Grid to map out my priorities for a month.
The diamond in the middle is the core. Whether in life or in physical exercise, always strengthen the core! Mayo Clinic mentions several reasons why we should strengthen our core muscles: to improve our balance and stability, help do other physical activities, help you reach your physical goals, and help strengthen the abs!
Strengthening your life core will do the same (no guarantee you will have the abs of some those Olympic swimmers or gymnasts, sorry.) However, strengthening your life core will help you improve balance and stability in life, help you with other activities and help you reach your life and relationship goals.
The next step is to determine what relationships or projects you will need to pour energy into during the next month. Where do you need to “win the gold” this next month? Use the 4 quadrants to write out your goals, ideas, “to-do’s” for that area. What do you want that area or relationship to look like after the month?
Download my FREE Priority Grid planner and try it out this next month.
Let me know if it is helpful to you, or any ideas to improve the the Priority Grid. Have a great month! Go for the six-pack abs! And, go for the gold!