Traction today enables tomorrow
I have a big list of ideas for blog posts. Honestly, I rarely use it, although I have written about several things on my list (like creativity worthy of remark, types of motivation and comfort vs surprise).
There are two reasons why I have it. One is about today. One is about tomorrow.
Today, I want to feel like the energy, excitement and ideas that I imagine have a purpose. I want to feel like I am taking steps in the right direction and that I am getting traction.
Tomorrow, or more accurately, on the day that I have no energy, motivation or great ideas, I want to set myself up for success. I want to know that, even on a bad day... or a tough week, I have done the upfront work that will enable me to overcome and endure. Preferably with a smile.
Lists of ideas do both.
They capture today, inspire tomorrow and enable success when the going gets tough.
I also have a big list of ideas for work, for fun & treats, for learning and for growth.