Whether you intend to or not, your life is telling a story.
Every decision you make contributes to the type of story you want to tell.
But most of us don’t think like that. Unfortunately, we coast from day to day without giving much thought to our lives.
As Michael Hyatt says, we spend loads of time planning our summer vacations, but hardly any time planning our life.
But this is probably the most important question you can answer.
What is your life saying?
But my life is not defined by projects. If it was, I’d become a work-a-holic. I’d lose track of my source. But if my projects are defined by my purpose, my life has aim.
Your story is the same. You may have a hefty to-do list to crank through after you read this blog. If you don’t know the story your life is telling, your time will lack purpose.
The most productive task you can do this morning is to define your story.
A Unique Morning Routine
I’m sure you noticed that life tends to fly by. Without intentionality, we lose track of what we’re living for and what we’re aiming to accomplish.
I find it helpful to re-align my daily tasks with my life’s story every morning. I know this will benefit you as well.
Try this as a morning routine:
1. Write out the title of your story. What do you want your life to be known for?
2. Write down your tasks for the day. Under each one, define how that helps you live out your story.
This will help you approach your day on purpose. It will infuse your tasks with fresh life.
So let’s have a discussion. What is the title of your story?
If you could articulate your life’s aim in a single phrase, what would you say?