On a day-to-day basis, what is stopping us from ending each day feeling we accomplished as much as we could have, should have and wanted to?
This question is far too often a reality for too many of us.
Let’s break this reality down and see how we can start to turn this situation around.
No one ever won the war without winning some battles along the way. We are not going to move from a position of not achieving a full days goals and priorities to suddenly being in charge, running our own agenda and ending each day having checked off all of our A Priorities in one fell swoop. Life does just not cooperate like that.
Start with this simple 3 part battle plan;
- Before the start of your next work day, prioritize, in writing, just one task, goal, objective that you want to accomplish during that day, make this you’re A Priority.
- This prioritized single task, your A Priority, should be Time Activated in your Day Planner in writing, to be accomplished in less than an hour.
- Be prepared to defend your A Priority against all of the assaults that you are going to experience during your day.
The Importance Of Achieving Your A Priority, For The First Time
Not many of us wake up one morning and find ourselves in charge of our own Agenda, achieving the goals we want, being happy and content with what is unfolding in our lives. Being happy and satisfied is something we need to invest our time on organizing, planning, prioritizing and becoming accomplished at achieving the goals we have set out for ourselves.
Our happiness is not dependent upon the volume of accomplishments we are able to achieve, but the proportion of what really matters to us in relation to what we eventually are able to achieve.
The skills that are required to achieve a single goal each day are the same skills that are required to achieve a day full of victories. If we want the days that are full of victories, we need to learn the skills that are required to achieve just a single victory, every day, consistently.
Our Goal – 5 Victorious Days In A Row
When was the last time you had 5 days in a row that ended with a smile on your face?
Our goal is this;
- For 5 days in a row, we want to achieve our A Priority task.
- We need to be able to follow our simple 3 part battle plan for 5 consecutive days.
- We need to be very honest with ourselves; we need to fully complete our A Priority for 5 consecutive days.
This is a simple task, but not an easy one. The fact that you are embarking on this challenge addresses what my good friend Aristotle always said;
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
Start the habit of prioritizing, goal setting and Time Activating those goals and then achieving them.
Have a great day.