How to get to your goal?
What defines successful people in life is the constent need of growing and improving. Of course all of us would like to have that drive naturally, but let’s be honest - it’s not that easy. Even though the path to achieving a perfect routine is long and demanding, it doesn’t have to take a lot of effort to start. Where there’s a will there’s a way. And we’re always here to help you.
“Every minute you spend in planning saves 10 minutes in execution; this gives you a 1,000 percent return on energy!” ― Brian Tracy, author and motivational speaker
So let’s begin with something small, like a daily planner. Make sure to allocate a few minutes every morning or before you go to bed, to plan your day. Putting it on paper is not only making you more accountable for your tasks but also encourages you to manage and prioritize. Writing tasks in a planner leads to automatically assessing the importance of it. You can find a printable page we’ve created for you here.
“It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt, former first lady of the United States
We can spend our days imagining what it could be if we had more motivation, more energy, more time but the truth is - you do have all of those things. Maybe you just haven’t found it yet. One of our previous tips that you can find HERE was to read a book for at least 15 minutes a day. It creates a routine and you won’t even notice it. Do you think it could increase your chances of finally discovering the potential in you? I’m sure of it. If you choose to improve on any of your interests, from sewing to business development or motivational speaking, you already took the first step. Everything takes time so give yourself a break. No one was born being good at their profession or a hobby. Crawling is as good as running if you have a clear goal. How about making it even easier? Here's a small task list you can follow to create a reading routine. TO DO:
Choose the books that you find most beneficial
Set a deadline for finishing each of them
Set a specific time during the day for reading, it doesn’t have to be more than 20 minutes
Hard to remember important parts of the book? Make notes or mark the pages
And here's a reading list that could help you:
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich
The Happiness Project: Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong about the World--And Why Things Are Better Than You Think
Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart Into a Visionary Leader
All of the titles are links, you can click them and purchase the books immediately.
Listen, we’re not here to give you the perfect recipe for everything. There is no one way of getting to the point of being satisfied. The point is to make it your journey. To make it fit you and your needs. To stop saying you can’t. Because you - whatever it is - can do it . Don’t worry if you fail the first time. Stop doubting yourself if you skip a day or forget a task. It’s alright. As long as you know where you’re going, you’ll be just fine. I believe in you. We believe in you. And we hope that you do, too. And to summarize all of that, a checklist (yes, you should already know we fancy them) for changing:
Have a will to change something
List things you want to achieve
Be specific about your goals
Make a commitment - you can also set rewards and punishments, although we strongly recommend prizes!
Manage your expectations Don't beat yourself down if you see a misstep - just continue
You got this 💪