Surrounded by monitors, PCs, laptops, printers, backup drives, DVDs, PDAs and anything else you might have on your desk, it's easy to feel as though your technology is the Core, not you. But what if, tomorrow, when you sat down at your desk, all that technology were gone, and all you were left with was you? Do you know what you would do in the face of such a setback to keep yourself moving forward as a satisfied person? Nevermind moving your projects forward: In this hypothetical life has become traumatic enough that you're beyond Priority 1 Projects, you're looking for Priority 1 Actions.
Here's what I recommend you do to prepare for the unlikely event that life goes very wrong and your tech is gone: Select 3 Recurring Actions you would continue to accomplish no matter what. It's the 3 Things you'd remember even if you didn't have a Pen and Pad to make a simple checklist. These are the actions that are integral to your well-being and self-esteem.
Here's the format I recommend:
- 1 Spiritual Action (Prayer, Meditation, Reflection, Reading, etc)
- 1 Self-Actualizing Action (Practice Music, Remodel a Room, Write Poetry, etc)
- 1 Physical-Fitness Action (Yoga, Body-Building, Skateboarding, Golf-Walking, etc)
If you use the Gyronix System, I recommend you use something like the format pictured above, in which your 3 Core Actions are not only Deadlines but also have a symbolic Priority 1 icon placed on them. Also, (2D) means I complete the item every 2 days.
On a mildy related note, I'd like to ask for some I agree/I disagree opinions on my last Rome Post.