Thank you for reading this week’s Operation Melt update.
Operation Melt started as a blog to share my personal transformation and weight loss story. After achieving success with that goal, Operation Melt has evolved into a platform to help inspire, motivate and equip people to achieve their own personal and professional goals so they can live their best lives.
I am trying to build a world where no goal ever dies of loneliness.
My amuse bouche for you today is a light “dad joke” to entertain your mind before we get down to business.
Just the other day, I was thinking that the brain is the most important organ in the human body. Then I remembered who was telling me that!
Like any other amuse bouche, you may have hated it, but it was worth every penny that you paid for it, right?
Goal Success by Choice
We can choose to be successful with our goals if we make the right daily choices, build the right habits and behaviors and adopt the right mindsets. Goal Success by Choice shares lessons about the choices we can make that can either move us closer to our goals or hold us back. I hope this post helps you get a little closer to crushing your goals.
The human brain is amazingly powerful, but you already knew that, right? But did you know that you have a role to play in harnessing this power to make your dreams come true? One of the best ways you can help your powerful brain is to choose the timing of activities wisely.
Do you know when your prime time is?
Each one of us has a “prime time” for our brains. Prime time is when our brains are at their best. This usually means the time when we are most focused and can produce our highest quality work. Both the “work” and the particular time vary for each one of us. It is also possible that you may have multiple prime times for different types of work, but this is less frequent.
For example, I am a morning person. My brain is at its peak just after I wake up and complete my morning routine, usually from six to nine or so in the morning. During this time I can usually achieve a state of flow with any work I choose to focus on as long as I focus. If I am writing during this time, the words seem to pour out of me. If I am doing something else it also seems to be easy.
If I try to multi-task during my prime time, I get way less effective and the work feels, well, like work. So my trick is to choose the most important thing to me for the day and to use that time to focus on it.
Beware: prime time is a precious resource, so we have to use it wisely.
Recently I found myself torn between a few activities. I like to prioritize exercise in the morning because my time is the most my own and this has been a habit for a few years. But, I also woke up with a head of steam about a writing topic I was working on. I had to choose which of these priorities I would approach in my prime time. The choice was difficult and left me with a feeling of remorse about the item I didn’t choose.
This is a story that repeats itself every day. Primetime is limited and you can only do so much during that window. Some things will not get done during prime time and those things will just have to use sub-prime time. The good news is that, even during sub-prime time, our brains are still powerful and can achieve anything.
What are you going to do during your next prime time?
Here are some other resources related to today’s post that you might want to read:
- Blog: Most Important Homework (5/16/2021)
- Blog: What Would Beyonce Do? (5/2/2021)
- Blog: Mind Control Powers (4/11/2021)
- Blog: Distractions (1/17/2021)
- Blog: Week 111: Power of Habits (8/4/2019)
- Blog: Let’s do this my way (with some help from Lord Kelvin) (6/19/2017)
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