“Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better, and your better is best.”–St Jerome
Say that five times really fast! Ha Ha!
When I found this quote, it really hit me. In our journies, we strive to be our best. Those with passion seem to never rest in the pursuit.
What we learn along the way is forward momentum keeps our vision in sight of our goal. Whether you take a baby step today and a giant step tomorrow, it doesn’t really matter as long as the motion is forward.
Learning to organize your day into bite-size chunks will help. Get a calendar that you like to work with. Organize activities that you can begin and finish within an allotted period. This keeps you from getting to scattered. Activity vs. Productivity. We want production!
Map out a day from hour-to-hour. Don’t wing this get organized. If you do, success is coming. Being busy is just being busy. Have clear and actionable tasks, complete the work before moving on. This is the difference between winning and status quo.
Start today, now if possible. Procrastination is what other people do!
If you have questions:
“Infuse your life with action. Don’t wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen… yourself, right now, right down here on Earth.”–Bradley Whitford
Are you ready to smash the next 10 years?
The last ten years of motivations that you have employed in your life. Has set a foundation for you to smash the next ten years.
Think about what you’ve learned from your experiences. What in hindsight would you have done a bit different? This gives you the edge you need to have a breakaway new decade.
After a decade you now possess the knowledge to plot the course for a new decade. More important than anything else what bit of experience can you deploy right now? Take some action today!
Upon reflection of your past ten years, take the independent powerhouse thoughts, information, feelings, and put those in your repertoire to draw wisdom at will. Now think about what new information you can put into action to boost the old knowledge. What tweaks can you make?
Set a plan. A daily actionable plan. Some examples:
- Use a task management tool. I use Google Tasks.
- Calander times to work on you, goals, free time. Literally set up times and dates for your life (I’m not suggesting to not be spontaneous). Organize!
- Set time limits to achieve certain things. Don’t wake up a year from now and go “wow I got nothing completed.” Never confuse activity with productivity!!!
- Meditate on the end result. See yourself in your mind’s eye with what you desire to achieve as already yours.
- Stay in faith and stay in gratitude always!
When trials and tribulations come and they will. Hold onto #5 with everything that is you. Don’t give in or give up. The tests will pass much quicker if you remain calm and focused. Breathe daily and meditate.
Take some action today, get started. Don’t think, begin!
It’s easy to set a goal it’s a whole other thing to bring it to life. You set yourself a great goal now what are you prepared to do?
“The secret of your success is determined by your daily agenda.”–John C. Maxwell
Without action, a goal is just a dream as the cliche says. Here are some tips to get your goals energized:
- Set realistic expectations. I want to make a million dollars this year, and you have $100 in the bank. Think about it!
- Take some measurable action daily.
- Don’t overwhelm yourself with too many tasks or too many goals that you can’t finish one.
- Organize yourself completely. Set times daily to devote to one single action. Multi-tasking is okay, but sometimes we don’t make progress doing too much. Have set times to achieve real results.
- Don’t confuse activity with productivity. Just because you’re moving doesn’t mean your productive.
- Keep right progress notes, so you know where you left off with the last task you complete.
Produce measurable results daily. Put tasks in calendars to hold yourself accountable. Reminders to get things done. Take real action daily!
When we think about what it is that we’re currently working on. Is it activity or productivity? Can we even decern the difference?
Too many folks confuse activity with productivity. Big difference between the two. Busy work is just that busy work. Rarely will that yield any sort of measurable progress.
How can we decern the difference?
- Set measurable goals for the day. Plan out a few key things to get done the night before and focus solely on those tasks until complete.
- Don’t allow outside distractions deter from the task at hand. Turn off the cell phone, email, and shut your office door, be out of pocket for this time.
- Organize the day the night before. Say from 9AM to 9:30AM I will complete this task and so on. Don’t stop until it’s done. When done move on to mission 2.
- Don’t allow yourself to get distracted daydreaming. Focus on the task-at-hand.
Just because you think your busy does not mean you’re getting anything done. The foregoing sets clear benchmarks to achieve daily. This is the best way to assure results.
If you’re a team leader or manager. Set clear tasks in the same manner.
With just a couple of changes to your day, amazing progress can be made to propel you forward. Godspeed!