To be rather than to seem.
This quote illustrates the importance of self-reflection. What others think matter little if you know.
Circle of Concern and Circle of Influence
The circle of concern are things that affect you but that you can do nothing about, such as the weather, stock market, etc. The circle of influence is things that affect you, that you can do something about. Don’t worry about the first kind.
Important or Urgent
What is important to most people, family, friends, etc., is often neglected because urgent matters take their place. Make up you mind on what is important to you and make sure that matters that are less important, however urgent, don’t let you neglect them.
A smaller time period will force you to only prioritize crisis. The week is a time period that is large enough to give you time for all important things, yet small enough, to give a sense of perspective for what the big things are.