Traveling affords me the practice of not planning for things too far ahead. Hopping from one city to the next teaches me to focus on today – the here and now. To not count my chickens before they hatch, so to speak. Why make any big plans beyond a couple days? Plan only as far as your headlights can see, I say.
Back in reality, this practice of living-in-the-now does good for my type-A personality. I take one task at a time. Not only does this make me more efficient (versus scurrying around trying to do everything and accomplishing less), but far less stressed as well.
One task at a time. It is selecting the right task that is the key to success here. Knowing which task to select depends on three criteria…
1. Priority. These are tasks relating to what is most important in your life (i.e. family, friends, etc..).
2. Time. Time-sensitive tasks or tasks with a nearing deadline.
3. Mood. Work on a task when the mood strikes.
As for the rest… let destiny decide when they should come into play.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link of the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
– Winston Churchill