“It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.” – Scott Belsky
Ideas are always needed to create something new or improve some aspect of our life and work processes, but without the actions that are necessary to bring those ideas into reality, the effort of creating an idea in the first place is wasted. We need to visualize what we want, come up with a plan to achieve what we want, then execute that plan.
So simple, but so hard for some folks. I’m one of them. I overthink, procrastinate, you name it. To overcome these self-imposed obstacles, I come up with “hacks” that work for me. Exercise is one of the things I have created a hack for. I know myself. If I do not workout first thing in the morning I will not workout. That’s just me. There are many who have no problem with going to the gym at the end of the day or during lunch. Not me. If I don’t get up and go to the gym first thing, it won’t happen that day.
So, I schedule my exercise everyday in the morning. This is what that looks like:
8 am Rise
8:15 – 9:00 am Morning Ritual (Pre-workout drink, weigh in, make bed, get dressed, and head to gym)
This routine works for me. It may not for you, but you’ll have to figure out hacks to overcome your weaknesses. The key is to come up with a way for you to overcome self-imposed obstacles. Whatever they are, figure out a way to get over them, under them, or around them. If one hack doesn’t work, come up with another and another until you find a solution. Then it’s nothing but executing daily to knock out your plan and achieve your visualized goal.
Until next time…