I truly believe no one wakes up and says to themselves, “I wonder how I can screw up this day”. I am of the belief everyone wants to have a great day and contribute value to the society in which they live.
Perhaps when things go a wry it is not because we planned to fail but rather we failed to plan…Plan for Success that is.
There is a natural progression when planning for success. While you may have heard the term ‘an overnight success” it seldom happens in life. Over night successes always happens to someone else. So, for those of us who were not born with a silver spoon in our mouths or have ever been handed one in life, we must develop a plan and stick to it!
So I ask, what defines success for you; is it money, fame, career, or simply a productive day? Before you can achieve success it must be defined. You need to know where you want to end up. Think about it…how can one run a race without knowing where the finish line’s at? The finish line is where the prize (goal) is at. It is also important to recognize that in a race there is more than one runner and while not all will finish first; they all have the desire to be first. So, think about it the starter gun goes of and the runners are off…What needs to happen next is for you to run that race as if your life depends on it and don’t look back!!!
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. 1Corinthians 9:24.
Well, you have a goal but what’s the plan? How are you gonna get to the goal? I am sure you’ve heard about the best way to eat an elephant…one bite at a time of course. And, that is how you will reach your goal. Think about it you are going to run the race…a 10 mile marathon. Do you wake up one morning and say, “Hey, I think I will run a 10 mile marathon today”? No, you start a training routine; you start small and add a little each day. So I ask, after reading this article do you think you are going to set all your goals now and when you wake up tomorrow you will achieve them all??? No, you have to plan for success. Break the big goal down into small short-term achievable goals making sure they are measurable. I am going to do (the goal) by (date/time).
Yeah…you bit off part of that elephant, its gone, and you are looking at the next bite. Wait…before you take another bite you need to celebrate your success. By celebrating your successes you are rejuvenated to move forward. How you celebrate is entirely up to you. Only you know what pushes your buttons. It does not need to cost anything, take a lot of time, or involve others. Perhaps it is as simple as a bubble bath, a walk on the beach, or a bowl of popcorn and a movie. Don’t count on others to give you recognition for you successes…You need to celebrate YOU!!!
Start Simple…Add Sub-goals Daily…Celebrate Sucesses…and you can have A Successful Day!
Love Lee ♥