“You have to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.” – George Lorimor
This reminds me of the importance of planning. Some folks like to plan at night before they go to bed, while others like to plan in the morning. Still, others who don’t plan at all and wing it throughout the day.
I like to strike a balance when I plan. I have certain priorities that I must hit every day. These priorities span reading, writing, exercising, meditating, and monitoring. Subsequently, I plan out the rituals that will allow me to do these things and only change them when I have a planned disruption (like a doctor’s appointment or a trip). Then I have to plan around these things to continue to make progress on my priorities.
From time to time my priorities change. When this is the case, I change my rituals and adjust accordingly. The key for me personally is repetition. As a military veteran, I am very used to a regimented day. Get up, physical exercise, hygiene, and breakfast, etc. (You get the idea). It is amazing how much you can do by doing just a little bit toward your goals.
I am a creature of habit. I like doing the same things at the same time of day. I’m still adjusting to my two-a-day exercise routine, but this will become a habit after a few more weeks.
Visualize what you want, plan your day to achieve the things you want, and you’ll achieve the things you focused on or at least learn more about how to get where you want to be.
Until next time…