What would a near perfect workday look like for you?
What would a perfect weekend day look like?
What about the perfect vacation day?
Let’s say you could design exactly how you would like to invest and spend your time tomorrow, and also pre-plan how things would turn out. Based on your current situation, write down your perfect workday. Lay out exactly what you would do and what would happen from 6 am – 10 pm. Be specific.
What would be the result of your efforts? What would you accomplish to go to bed happy and content after one great day.
Here’s the reality: you can either set sail, compass in one hand and rudder in the other and have great influence on tomorrow’s play-by-play and end of day results, or you can let the winds and the ocean currents push you off course and frustrate you.
It starts with ink on paper — having a plan is like having a compass. Then, it simply takes a mix of will power, optimism, and the occasional “no, I can’t right now” to prevent other people’s agendas from overwriting your own.
Make your plan tonight, execute your plan tomorrow. I promise even if you miss 100% of your milestones, you will achieve 90% — which is probably 100% better than the average day without a plan.
Try the same for this Saturday. Better result?
If you believe, if you envision, you will surprise yourself.
The real payday is when you build pre-planning and visualization into a habit.
I.M. Optimism Man