What is your ultimate goal?

It’s easy to get distracted by our to-do lists. It’s easy to overcommit ourselves and take on too much. What’s hard is taking the time and focus to define an ultimate goal. That’s a goal that can be stated in 10 words or so. Once we articulate an ultimate goal, all of the decisions we make about our to-do lists becomes much easier because we can hold each to-do up to our ultimate goal and ask, “Is this aligned?” If yes, stick to it. If not, consider moving it to the back burner or off the list entirely.

HT Seth Godin’s Akimbo community