What percentage are you operating at today? 50%, 80%, maybe even 95%?
If you kept track of this for an entire week (and I think each of us should), what would your average be?
Monday = 75%
Tuesday = 80%
Wednesday = 60%
Thursday = 45%
Friday = 85%
Saturday = 90%
Sunday = 90%
While I know everyone’s ranking will be different, it really doesn’t matter. It is your personal ranking and your percentages that do.
What keeps you below 100%. It is idealistic to consistently rank your days at 100%, I know. However, I am convinced that we choose certain things that keep us from our best.
If I were trying to lose weight or feel better about myself and yet had 1-2 donuts or candy bars a day, do you think I would be at 100%? Obviously not. Those two ventures into junk food land would bring my health % down by whatever percent I believe for me.
Conversely the same things happen in our every day life. For instance,
*When we choose to worry instead of trust.
*When we choose to harbor resentment versus reconciliation.
*When our confidence is found in peoples perception of us versus who we know God has made us to be.
*When we allow the junk of the world to enter in and affect our soul and mindset.
There are thousands of distractions and negatives that can enter in and take our 100% hostage in any given day. Yet when we highlight those percentage stealers it makes it a bit easier to turn things around. It is normally what we choose to do that steals our joy and peace.
Make a list of your daily percentages. At the end of your day right your percentage for that day. Then list why your percentage was lower than 100%. If is over 100%, by all means, right it down.
Where are your margin points and what took you off of 100%?
When you recognize the trends you can make adjustments and enjoy better days.Related posts: