The one thing I didn’t emphasize to you, though, was how.
How to do that resolution every single day. I probably gave you the impression that it wasn’t possible to do something each day, hence, look at the year as a whole.
But this morning, at the breakfast table, I had an epiphanal moment. I realized that I can reach each and every goal I want to, and do the accompanying steps each day, if I just
Write down every day what needs to be done
Schedule a time
Adjust as needed.
Yes, reader, that is my one and only daily goal, and it is all I ever need to do in order to reach my New Year’s resolution.
I already do it, just not each morning. I think it is the most important daily goal one can have, and it is my only goal. That is, to
Wake up every morning and write down what needs to be done that day.
Okay, well, almost. See, I also work off of several Categories.
Category One: Businesss;
- Post an article and schedule
- Add tags.
- Work on (current) ebook
- Check feedback
- and notifications
- Add tags and categories to missing articles
See what followers are up to
Category Two: Health and Hygiene.
I’m a marketer. And I know I’m not the only one who has ever neglected their health, drooling on a keyboard at 2 a.m. cranked out on coffee and no sleep. So this year, I’m not resolving to fix anything. I’m just getting up in the morning to write down what I can do today in this area
- Make salads (so I’m not skipping this, I make a loaded salad with grapes, croutons, onions, every single green in the fridge and I load it in a ziplock bag so when I’m craving something, it’s ready.
- Write down what exercises I’m up to.
Come on, people. I’m not a teenager. Do I really think I’m going to run around the block in January, lungs searing, legs aching? Get real, self. No way. I’m going to watch aerobic videos on my rump and feel exhausted just watching.
Forget that! But I do know what will work….every day, I’ll wake up and do a few
- arm circles
- a few leg lifts
- a few SECONDS (reality check people) of running in place. And maybe ten minutes of brisking up my business walk ( you know what I’m talking about. Your circling the dining room table talking out your future. Own it. Or, the mirror talk)
Okay, so now I’m running around the table, speaking out my future, and it’s time to jump on the keyboard and
POST EVERYDAY. Oh reader, listen, when it comes to the blogging department, forget every other goal and make it your goal to do just one post a day.
What you want to do is to think up the major categories in your life, think of the three most important things to do in each category that day, and then schedule a time for all of these.
Well, that’s how I do it. I wake up and write it down. I schedule it. I look at it. And here’s the secret to me reaching my goals. If I get up every day and JUST WRITE IT DOWN it will get done.
If I don’t get it all done, the next morning I get up and write it all down. And listen; if may take you several weeks to fine tune your list and schedules. Make it a singular priority to get your schedule and list in order (everything flows from it)*
Try making this your ONLY New Year’s Resolution, for a month, and let me know what you think
*(Write the vision and make it plain that he may run that reads it)