3 Maximum impact goals for daily living



If goal setting is your cup of tea then I urge you to listen up. There can at times, be too much on your plate, I know. Focusing instead on high impact generators will provide you with personal satisfaction and bonus.

Imagine if you can, having a short list or reminder, of what is essential to give your day “maximum impact” ….. so that you can free up your time to do the ‘other stuff’ on your daily agenda. Not a long list of ‘To do’s’ but more a short list of ‘Must do’s’.

List is the wrong word and I admit to being wary of “lists”.  In fact, You and I are talking goals. Real, practical and essential. Not extravagant. Simple and effective. Small in scale but Big in impact.

Here’s three [3] that will set you up for a fantastic day, every day.

Don’t worry unless it’s personal … 

The worry factor often gets turned up a notch too far. Much too far. You worry about stuff that isn’t worth worrying about. Why?

“Worry” is time consuming. It’s holding you back. It’s unnecessary, most of the time.  “Do”  instead  of  “worry”  is the mantra that I want for you. Try not to stumble with the ‘finer detail’. Your work/Art is meant to be put out there. Put it out, don’t worry what others may or may not think.

There will however be times of worry …  Family, friends. This is natural and respectful. Take the time to heal in these circumstances.

Otherwise, do the important stuff don’t worry about other stuff.Goals for Maximum impact

Be Do better than the day before …

What a great little goal. A daily benchmark. I’m not talking about plotting a chart of achievement on your living room wall or wherever you put your charts. It’s more like a feeling. A tangible feeling. A ‘knowing’ that the day that came before was good and today will be even better and tomorrow and so on. Stretch … just a little, every day.

Have at least One Meaningful conversation …

Nourishment for your soul. Peeling back the surface layers of casual connect. Learning. Listening. Understanding. This is stimulation for your senses. There is so much cyber connect and less human interact on a true connecting basis. Having a goal of at least one Meaningful connect per day will keep you grounded, rounded and real. And when you are real then you are having an impact.

This post is another part of a series of blog postings called “Life as You live it” .They are designed to be short, sweet, to the point and provide you with hopefully … plenty of food for thought.  I hope that you enjoyed. 

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*This post has been ‘refreshed’ today January 14 2015

Be good to yourself


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  • richmiraclefiles August 20, 2013, 12:31 pm

    Hi David,
    Life does involve a lot of thinking,planning,conjecture,wishing,desiring,projecting and realigning.
    All these activities are directed at the future.It is a fact that no living being has been able better it’s past.It’s always the future ,and the present that is available for improving.Yet we find ourselves caught in a tango with the past.Worry is essentially rooted in the past.It is a subtle projection of the past disturbance on the future.It is a connection between a disturbance in the past with another likely one in the future.
    That is why i appreciate your urging to do better than the past.It is actually cathartic ,healing and emancipating.

    • David Stevens August 20, 2013, 11:57 pm

      Thank you Mona,
      I’m assuming that you derived some enjoyment from this posting. You and I need to act today for a better tomorrow … and the day after
      Thanks for being here.
      Be good to yourself

  • Cathy Taughinbaugh August 20, 2013, 4:37 pm

    Worry can get in the way for sure. We can spend time thinking about how to change things that we have no control over. It isn’t healthy and doesn’t change the outcome. I also really like the idea of having one meaningful conversation each day – so important. Great post, David.

    • David Stevens August 20, 2013, 11:32 pm

      Thanks Cathy,
      Yes, “worry” is a huge stumbling block … and having meaningful conversations is a huge positive. Thank You.
      Be good to yourself

  • Elle August 20, 2013, 7:10 pm

    Everyone who knows me gets that I’m not a ‘goal’ person David, but these are meaningful ways to live each day and they all resonate with me. Another great one kiddo.

    • David Stevens August 20, 2013, 11:30 pm

      Hi Elle,
      Thank You for your support and encouragement.
      Be good to yourself

  • Fran Sorin August 21, 2013, 3:56 am

    David –
    The big goals for me are the emotional/spiritual ones.
    The others? Work, meetings, exercise, etc…..although sometimes stressful- continue to take on less importance – and they get done or they don’t.
    But kindness, sending blessings to everyone you see AND having a meaningful conversation (thank you for that one) are some of the real gems of life ~ Fran

    • David Stevens August 21, 2013, 9:50 am

      Yes Fran!
      Thankyou for being here again. I like your ‘gems’ .. they are special.
      Be good to yourself

  • Dan Black August 21, 2013, 5:11 am

    Great post! This is a powerful statement:” ”Do” instead of ”worry” is the mantra that I want for you. ” When we focus on doing and moving forward we will be too busy to worry.

    • David Stevens August 21, 2013, 9:48 am

      Thanks Dan,
      Appreciate that. I like your finishing statement … that works for me
      Be good to yourself

  • Stuart Young August 23, 2013, 10:00 am

    Nice one David – I especially like the “Have at least One Meaningful conversation each day” – that is such a healing and calming thing to do. We all crave deep connection and sometimes the issues in our life that might be work or health related can actually stem from this lack of connection (I believe). 🙂

    • David Stevens August 23, 2013, 8:53 pm

      True Stuart,
      We can isolate ourselves so easily … meaningful connections keep us grounded. Thanks for being here
      Be good to yourself

  • Betsy/Zen Mama August 23, 2013, 1:00 pm

    I love this statement, “Have at least One Meaningful conversation.” I try to have at least one everyday. I have little tricks to get people talking, too.
    Great advice!

    • David Stevens August 23, 2013, 8:51 pm

      Thanks Betsy!
      Let me in on some of your ‘tricks’ when you get time
      Be good to yourself