Tuesday, September 15, 2015
I DON’T HAVE TIME TO…PLAN MY DAY !!! REALLY?
Good day and I hope you are having a blessed day. The topic of this week’s blog post will be reading like a satire to some readers who are students of success principles, and even some hard core Law of Attraction (LOA) students. To the majority of the society though, this will be an eye opening post. I hope it will be educational, and more importantly something that you will take action on.
What is the single most important step to take towards success? Arguably knowing where you are and where you want to go. In addition to writing down your goals, the majority of highly successful people have another habit in common. Taking time to plan their day the FIRST THING IN THE MORNING. What do I mean by this? Simply this, start your day by taking 15 to 30 minutes to QUIETLY plan the rest of your day. Better yet, get this done the last thing the night before and spend 15 minutes fine tuning it in the morning. FRIST THING.
Many people tell me they don’t have the time to plan every morning. The response of you the success students to this is most likely “whhhaaaatttt?”. So I ask you to read it again out loud and see how ridiculous it sounds saying it out loud. Because I want this to have an impact. “I don’t have time to plan first thing in the morning”. Sometimes when we internally dialogue with ourselves it sounds reasonable. When said out loud it will have a different effect. This just sounds backwards. Your success cannot happen without planning.
From a LOA point of view, you have to visualize daily and as you take steps to accomplishing your goals you cannot afford not to start your day with at least positive inputs to your subconscious. All throughout your day, you will in all likelihood be bombarded with negative propaganda. That is just what is out there. You have to feed your mind appropriate fuel first thing in the morning just as you feed your body a healthy breakfast.
If breakfast is the most important meal of the day for your body, the 15 to 30 minutes you take before doing anything else is the most important “meal” for your brain. Most of us and I include myself, have a tendency to grab some tea or coffee, and hit the e-mails first. Before you know it, the time is past and it is noon. If you are disciplined, maybe you get a work out in before, which is much better alternative. Your 15-30 minutes of planning though has to happen preferably before that or right after your workout.
Imagine trying to navigate a path you have not taken before. Would you just start walking as you check a few e-mails, sipping coffee? You would walk into trees, or fall of the face of the cliff. You would take out your map or GPS, or compass and plan your rout carefully considering options, milestones, and landmarks to keep you on track. Once you are done planning your route, then you eat your breakfast and get moving.
You cannot afford not to take time at the start of your day to at least plan the rest of the day. In fact you should do this every day, every week, every month, and every year depending on the time frame of your goals. If may seem like you are wasting time and I assure you nothing could be further from the truth. Once you get into a habit of doing this for a month or so, you will ask yourself how you could have survived not doing this? So please humor me and try this for a couple of weeks. Give it a honest effort and you will see that it will streamline your day, make you more effective, and will increase your vibration from start which can only attract more opportunity to you.