Maximize Your Minutes

Friday October 26, 2018
Ben Bergeron & Christine Bald

We all have a lot of different roles in our lives. Husband, wife, father, mother, brother, sister, son, daughter, neighbor, boss, coach—we all wear many hats. Given this, it’s easy to let our attention and energy get tugged every which way. Far easier, in fact, than maximizing our days toward the things that are truly important to us.

How can you prioritize, think about, and execute on the things that you decide are worth your time?

It starts with thoughtful reflection about the things that are most important to you. Of all the roles you play, which ones mean the most? How do you want to be remembered? When you clearly define your priorities, decisions about how you allocate your time become much simpler and clearer.

If being a husband and a father is the most important thing to you, being home every night by 6pm becomes a no-brainer. It doesn’t matter what your email inbox looks like or that you still have a lot to do at the office. All of that can wait, because it’s not as important as your family. If you’re a gym owner and your business is the most important thing to you, then building in regular hours to develop your coaching staff can’t be something you do when you have time—it has to be a priority with a routine built around it.

We’re not going to accidentally get where we want to go, or become who we want to be. It requires constant, deliberate effort, and starts with prioritizing that which is most important to us.

Doing so is the only way to live life in a direction we’re setting ourselves and not one dictated by outside forces.