Ten words is all it takes to help you get it done.
When those ten words are repeated out loud ten times, I’m telling you, it makes all the difference in the world. I’ve conquered seemingly impossible to-do lists with the help of those words.
But before I get into that…
Right now, make a mental list of all your titles. I thought about giving you mine, but I didn’t want to sound like I was engaging you in a busy badge throw down.
Even if you have a short list like: “Mom” or even, “Human Being”, there is plenty enough on your plate.
I keep mental lists of all I want to get done in a day. Are those lists I’ve created for the super-human me who thinks that life is a TiVo box and can be paused for me to get massive amounts of things done in a small amount of time? *Deep breath* Yes. Yes they are.
Sometimes I drop the child off at my mother’s so I can attempt to pause life and catch up on things like the blog and cleaning. The other day as I drove away from the house, I started making that list. I kept thinking of things that were time sensitive and HAD to happen in the three hours I had to myself.
Then I stopped and realized – it was only three hours.
Instead of letting the weight of all I had to do (seriously, the list was long and non-negotiable), I started repeating something I read about.
Last year I read the book, “The Power of Positive Thinking” by Dr. Norman Vincent Peal. This book, I kid you not, is a game-changer.
It has changed my life in so many ways. I will read it again this year.
In it, he talks about the power of starting your day by repeating things out loud. One of those things is Philippians 4:13…
“I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.”
Repeat that to yourself 10 times. It helps that there are ten words in the verse, so I go through and emphasize each word till I get to the last one, that way I know I’ve said it ten times.
You may think that sounds silly. But, “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” (Romans 10:17)
First, “And hearing” is mentioned twice, so you know it’s important. Second, how can you hear something unless someone says it out loud? You are the someone in the room. Say it out loud.
What was the result for me? At the end of my busy long to-do list day – I got everything done and then some. AND THEN SOME (if you didn’t catch it the first time).
Hey, you can’t make it a spiffy day if you’re frazzled and overwhelmed. So I’m here to help with that.