I know you are doing great, putting in efforts each day and hoping to get the success breakthrough.
All of this is the base. If you want to achieve the best thing for yourself, smash your goals and level up then you need to re-evaluate your routine.
We are what we do each day.
I bet you can do more than you are doing currently. Maybe you want to effectively lose weight, learn a new language or build up your confidence.
Each of those things – requires persistence. The hammering should happen daily. If you miss it then you lose the arc in the long run. I want you to achieve your precious goals. You can do it because you need a direction. And here it is.
Tomorrow Won’t Come
Yes, that is true. As much as you would like to believe you are going to do something tomorrow, you are putting yourself in trouble.
Perhaps you said the same thing yesterday. Consider this – every new you make a new year’s resolution which often involves some solid goals. Few months in and you give yourself permission to do it next year.
And the cycle never stops.
If anything, today is the tomorrow and this year is the next year. Don’t plan to do things. Start today, however small it is. You need to make an impact now.
Fast forward few years, your growth will be a combination of all the small push you did each day and not the glorious plans which you made and never realized.
Mornings Are the Best
What better than doing the most loved thing at the start of the day. When you wake up, try to do the thing which matters to you in the initial 2 to 3 hours.
For me, it is writing as of now which is my number priority.
My mind is fresh, I am at my highest energy levels and I have the least distractions. As the day starts to pass, I find myself with loads of different work, tiring myself and lost in work.
I don’t want to do my precious thing at the night. For me, it is the mornings which does the wonder and help me stick with a discipline.
If some different time does wonder for you then go with that. The idea is to find the timing at which you work the best for your leveling up and then do it religiously.
A dedicated time-slot is the magic deal. For example, do the work at 8 in the morning till 9. By doing this you are blocking your time which will help you clear your mind by thinking about other tasks.
Learning to Swim
I wanted to learn swimming from a long time. Each week I will make self-excuse which was simply procrastination.
I would say something on the lines – “Yes, I want to learn but this week is hectic, let me enroll next month”.
And I would never enroll myself. The thing is my friend you are bound to postpone things because you think you are busy. You will probably be busy for the next month and 10 months afterward too.
You need to pick and choose and make time for things which matters to you. I cut down my internet time by 1 hour wherein I would watch Youtube videos.
I enrolled myself and now I go to swimming regularly. About more than 4 months in, I have passed the beginner mode and can swim. Now I am practicing to improve my form.
Considering my past, if I had allowed myself to push the snooze button, I wouldn’t have been closer to my goal today. I did what I wanted to do today. Anything small is substantial. It all adds up in the long run.
Go ahead and list down your goal. What do you want to achieve in the long run? Is it building a course, learning to code, losing fat or building a tribe?
You can achieve them by doing something each day which will bring you nearer to your goal.
Attend class, course or coaching to help you guide.
Collaborate and have lunch meetings with people which share similar goals.
Write down a journal about what you do each day for your goal.
Slowly you will find yourself doing things each day which will add to your desired goal. You don’t have to work 8 hours each day. 1 hour dedicated with passion and focus is enough to streamline the idea.
You can do much more than you are doing right now. You have the power to accomplish your idea of success and the path is waiting for you to walk.
You have initiated the lamp and make way for yourself. Don’t wait for some magical pillars, shortcuts or the push through success because there aren’t any of them. Whatever you want in life, you need to start today.