Many of us fall into routines at work and believe that the routine is a good enough plan for each day. We wake up, get ready, commute to work, sit down, check email, attend meetings that are on the calendar, produce our widgets, and go home. We live day to day, maintaining the status quo.
Do you want to accomplish more in your day? What if you could put where you want to go in your sights, so that you can spend your time accomplishing the things that will get you there? You can prioritize the things on your calendar that matter most, rather than doing the things on the calendar that someone else put there.
What do you want?
The first step is identifying what you want. A lot of people don’t take the time to think about what they want. We often stop thinking about what we want once we get our degree or certificate in our area of study and get our first job, like we’re at the top of the mountain and it’s all downhill from here! If you don’t know what you want, you definitely won’t know what to do next in order to get it!
Would you get in the car without a destination? Would you drive around aimlessly wasting your time and gas not knowing where you wanted to go?
Take a moment, write down what you want. What do you want in the next month, year, 5 years, 10 years? Is there a career level you want to achieve? Is there a project you want to complete? Is there a skill you want to learn to become an expert? Is there an amount of money you want to earn?
Where do you see yourself? Be specific. Imagine the new you who has achieved the above goal. What you will be wearing? How will you feel? How will you carry yourself?
What are the steps to get what you want?
The next step is creating a plan of how you’re going to get there. This is an important step that many people don’t take the time to complete. Imagine getting in the car and not putting a destination in your favorite navigation app. So, you decide to go the way you’ve gone in the past. But, then you come upon an accident. So, you follow all the other cars on a detour. Then, your gas light comes on and you won
der do I have enough gas to get to my destination? You don’t know because you don’t know exactly how many miles are left to go.
Do you want to keep repeating what you’ve been doing?
Do you want to follow the people around you?
Do you want to be stuck with questions you aren’t able to answer because you haven’t planned?
Or, do you want to achieve greater things, pave your own way, and plan each step to improve your likelihood of success?
Take a few moments to list out all of the things you are going to need to do in order to get what you want. If there’s a step that seems like a big chunk, break it down into smaller steps. The more you break it down into bite-size pieces, the more likely you’ll be willing to take that step and not get discouraged.
Are you ready to be in the driver’s seat of your life? There’s no better time than now!
If you need help figuring out what you want or coming up with your plan to get it, book a free 30 minute call!