“If it’s important, do it every day. If it’s not important, don’t do it all.”
This quote from Dan Gable, perhaps the world’s best and certainly most famous wrestler, is from an article titled The Gable Method by Dan John.
While the article addresses this in the context of coaching and warm-ups and training… its application to all of us is pretty powerful.
On the Personal Development front: family, children, friends, health, growth, etc. (“If it’s important…”)
On the Funding/Income side, it means that everyone in the For Impact World is very interested in generating more income, revenue and philanthropic support… yet (almost) everyone in this sector says, in effect, “I know I need to do more Major Gifts, make more Asks, whatever… but I don’t have time to do that after meetings, budgets, events, meetings, committees, meetings“ (you get the point).
If it is important, do it every day. If you made one personal contact every day to better maximize a relationship, what would happen? If just one person in your organization Presented an Opportunity (made an ASK) every day.… what would happen?
“If it is important, do it every day. If it’s not important, don’t do it at all.”