I am working really hard to review and revise my DMP. The DMP (Definite Major Purpose) document is like the north star against which I will reference my charts, my plans, and my tactics to achieve that which I had set out to do with my life. Sally McGhee, author of “Take Back Your Life!” and productivity consultant wrote about a concept similar to be applied in the framework of David Allen’s book Getting Things done. She calls here elements Meaningful Objectives against which all emails and potential commitments of time and effort are to be applied.
It goes like this, I get an email and read enough to know whether there is an action or not. If there is an action requested by the sender, will it further my Meaningful Objectives (i.e. one of the elements in my DMP)? If it does not, I disengage or withhold my commitment to the sender. If only life were so simple. Maybe, with a perfectly crafted DMP it can be…
Maybe, with a perfectly crafted DMP it can be… Life, in my opinion, was not meant to be fretted about and deliberated to do, or not to do endlessly. These activities motivated, by fear or lack of clarity in one’s own mind, equate to mental masturbation and provide no value to me or to anyone else. The DMP is a focused effort to provide clarity, directed motivation and enthusiasm for the end result for which both I and others can be grateful.
It is amazing to me how working through this DMP exercise revitalizes me to a level of commitment and energy to pursue my goals. I am truly grateful for the chance to work with my guide Patricia who is forcing me to see what I have written in a new light and from the perspective of the subby. She has already recognized my tendency to speak in a language that my subconscious likely believes I am some politician; with lots of words and yet a vagueness that denies me the ability to be barely understood by anyone listening let alone my subby’s preferred 3rd grade level of simplicity. It’s this circular or flourished thinking that is the firewall between me and my life’s purpose… and I fully intend to get it right and burst through that brick wall!