How Will You Grow Today?

RIP Today Since starting my new position at Thornley Fallis Communications recently, I’ve experienced a new kind of pressure – that of accounting for all the time I spend at work.

I’m adjusting to that new pressure pretty well so far and finding that it keeps me accountable to myself as well as to the company.

As I don’t have a large number of clients right now, though, it often leads me to wonder:

“How have I grown today?”

What have I done to advance myself? To move further ahead, personally and/or professionally? Today is almost over; I won’t get to live it again. Have I spent today wisely, or have I thrown it away?

  • Did I land a new client?
  • Did I pull out the stops and advance my career?
  • Did I help out a colleague or friend when they needed help?
  • Did I make a new connection that will improve my life professionally, personally, or both?
  • Did I strengthen an existing connection?
  • Did I learn something that will help me in the future?
  • Did I improve my abilities at something, at work or outside?

I’ve lived my life with this in mind for a long time. That’s probably why I enjoy being busy at work, why I’m dedicated to my running and why a friend once gave me a book, which sits in my office to this day, entitled “You Know You’re A Workaholic When…” I guess I just think about it more now.

What about you? How will you grow today?

2 Responses toHow Will You Grow Today?

  • Hi Dave – your post makes me remember when I first joined Trillium and how I had to get used to billing my hours. There is definitely a difference when you’re held to account for everything you do. One thing that is good about it is that at the end of a day or week, you can see what you accomplished in very real terms. Kind of like the feeling you get when you rake a pile of leaves.

  • I’ll grow by reading your posts. 😉

    Thanks for the positive take on making even the annoying things like time tracking fit into a productive mindset.