So often we get excited about taking on a new project, activity or maybe adopt some new health-enhancing routine. We get excited about so many things but do we really set ourselves up for success? Do you have an actual strategy to put into action these new daily habits? Strategy?? I know you’re probably feeling stressed out now. The last thing we want is for you to feel overwhelmed, or to get fired up, only to disappoint yourself by not putting these ideas into action. But if you fail to create a plan for yourself, you can pretty much assume you will fail at creating the success you desire.
Ina and I have attended many seminars and workshops where we have left feeling excited and ready to make changes. But by the time we got home and started dealing with all of the necessities of life—caring for our kids, working, paying bills, and other daily responsibilities—the elated feeling tended to dwindle. With each passing day, the excitement would wear off, and within no time, we were back to the same old routine and the same feelings of frustration and lack of achievement that we’d had before we went. But as we have learned through the years, the most important thing to do is to create a plan. It doesn’t have to be a massive plan of action, and for some of us, baby steps are fine to get started on our new journey. The key is just to have some sort of plan. Commit to some daily habits that will move you in the direction of your goals, and make it a point to implement them immediately.
Here’s a great place to start. Create a short-term plan for yourself. Plan out some simple steps you will take to get started over the next thirty, sixty, and ninety days. Begin taking those steps, stay consistent and create solid habits. Work your plan. Before you know it, your dreams and goals will come to fruition.