Golden minutes

A long time ago I committed to feeding my mind at least as often as I feed my body.

This week, I found out the hospital had a copy of Brian Tracy’s “Psychology of Achievement” so I’ve been listening to it almost non-stop.

Here’s an idea from today: write your top goals down every morning within 30 minutes of getting up.

According to Tracy, your mind is incredibly impressionable at that point. Rather than filling it with the doom and gloom of the news, he recommends filling it with good things. I bet this may be why so many Christians like doing their devotional activities in the morning.

I’m going to give this a whirl. If you’ve used the MagnetGoals process, why not re-write your MagnetGoals each morning? Or at least your top for life goals and top four 5-year goals?

[Update: 2/2/2007 I’ve totally forgotten about this. Sheesh. Well I just wrote them out. 10:30 a.m. isn’t close to the first 30 minutes of my day, but it’s a start!]

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Marc A. Pitman

Marc A. Pitman helps leaders lead their teams with more effectiveness and less stress. The author of "Ask Without Fear!®," he is the founder of The Concord Leadership Group and FundraisingCoach.com. He's also the executive director of TheNonprofitAcademy.com and an Advisory Panel member of Rogare, a prestigious international fundraising think tank. He is the husband to his best friend and the father of three amazing kids. And if you drive by him on the road, he’ll be singing 80’s tunes loud enough to embarrass his family! You can connect with him on Google+, on Twitter @marcapitman, and like "Ask Without Fear!" on Facebook. To get his free ebook on 21 ways to get board members engaged with fundraising, go to http://thenonprofitacademy.com/21waysebook

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