I wake up. And steal. Every day.
It’s what I’m good at.
My #1 skill in life is I’m good at stealing. Sorry.
I’ve been stealing since I was a little boy. Rubbing shoulders with the greats, stealing their thoughts and habits and hoping and praying it rubs off on me. It did, sometimes. Other times, not so much.
But it didn’t bother me. Still doesn’t. I just return to bed wiser.
Then I wake up. And steal again.
You know what?
If I could only tell my future kids one thing, I would tell them to get really really good at stealing. Always.
Cause if you’re not stealing, you’re going to get stuck. And left behind.
The world is changing.
You don’t know it all.
In fact, you don’t know anything. The people who think they know everything, I don’t steal from. They don’t know anything. I leave them alone. And let them be.
I don’t know anything!
Absolutely nothing—I have no idea what’s going on. But I have awareness. Lots of it, bucket loads in fact. And that lets me know whom to steal from.
Maybe today I’ll steal from you.
But first, I want to tell you what I stole today:
A new framework, a new approach for getting more done… in less time.
Let me explain:
I’ve been a huge fan of journaling for a while now. I’ve been doing it on and off again for years. But for the last few months, I’ve found a new system, a new method. I stole it from someone worth gazillions of dollars.
Here’s how it works:
- Buy legal pads
- Write the date on the top
- Break the page down into sections
- Write down your 6 essential priorities for the day
- On the right side, jot down and track how you spend your time
- At the bottom, journal. Right down wins/losses; thoughts; feelings; ideas; what you’re trying to accomplish; lessons learned; how well you’re doing; where you’re going wrong etc. throughout the day. Get it all done. This allows you to recognize patterns, make changes… and get ahead. Plus, you have a permanent record of how you’re spending each and every day of your life.
It’s simple. But darn effective.
Plus, at the end of the day, I can look at the page and see how well I lived my day. I have a permanent record of what I got done—alongside my thoughts and feelings and ambitions.
And you know what?
At the end of our lives, this is all we have.
Might as well write it down.
And make it count.