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The Big Three
The next time you sit down to complete some work, try executing a principle called “The Big Three.”
We always seem to have a growing, never-ending list of to-do’s. And, we can fall into the trap of starting each day by looking at this list, knowing that we’ll never get it all done. It’s daunting.
The idea of “The Big Three” is that every day, you simply pick the three most important things that need to get done. If you do accomplish these three things, you should feel satisfied knowing that your work is progressing forward.
We can take a similar approach with our whole lives. We can ask ourselves, “what are the ‘Big Three’ for my life? What are truly the three most important things to do today?”
This concept can help us keep things in perspective.
The most important things in our lives are often what bring ourselves and those we love closer to God. That could be prayer, going to Mass (giving our spouse time to pray or time to go to Mass), spending quality time with our kids, or taking the time to listen to a friend in need.
These are the ‘tasks’ that can have a profound impact on our lives and the lives of those around us. But, when we treat these ‘tasks’ like some other to-do item or another checkbox on the list, they go unnoticed.
Let’s be honest here, on our list of things to do, prayer and mowing the lawn do not carry the same weight. It’s as easy as that.