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Let’s see if you can relate! You have a goal and you think of one million tasks it will take to accomplish it. And right there, you begin! You run out to buy all your supplies or you pull out whatever you need. Your goal is to get it done and get it done ASAP! You’re excited and your mind is flooded with so many ideas and joy. And with all your excitement, you want to tackle one hundred million tasks in one day and accomplish your goal. You just want to see the results!
So you’re doing it. You’ve done about four goals and you’re getting it! Go on now! But then… you’re stuck on the fifth one. It’s about one in the morning and you’ve got a full morning planned and you cannot afford to be tired. But hey, you’re only on the fifth out of one hundred million tasks. And you think, once I get pass this fifth task, I’ll be done in no time. You look at the time again and it’s 2 am and your eyes are sooo darn tired. By the way, you’re still on the fifth task cause you made a huge mistake or something went wrong. The excitement starts to decrease and decrease until it’s gone. Now you’re frustrated so you get ready for bed. At this moment, you’re realizing you won’t accomplish this goal tonight. Cause the realistic thing to do is get ready for bed. You’ve got that full morning to overcome and try to be all intentional for (check out my blog on how I’m exercising intentional-ism), but you’re not even heading to bed in a positive mindset.
You’re upset. In one day, you had this awesome goal that came to mind and you wanted to accomplish it, all in that one day. You allowed your mind to tell you this: because you didn’t do it in one day, just let it go because it’ll never be accomplished. Or it tells you: I’m not willing to plan this out, because I want my goal, and I want it now (please stop) or you actually plan to get to it the next day, but instead you ignore it and do something else. You’re giving yourself poor negative talk which may just result in a completely failed goal.
When you fail you can either give up, or assess, plan and try it again.
The scenario above is a bad habit I harbored in the past. I’ve tried to build mansions within one day. And it was never successful. I failed to plan and I failed to rest. I’d work myself up so much because I was so excited not realizing my decisions were not timely and I was making myself tired in all sorts of ways. I wasn’t working with a strategic plan! I was sprinting this race from the start trying to sprint it out to the end. Gasping for air and I am nowhere near the finish line. No bueno!
If you’re anything like this dirty habit, I encourage you to plan. It’s not that your idea is flat out wrong. It may just be immature with poor strategic plans and you may be burnt out from trying to build it in one day. Being burnt out is a negative because you begin to feel all types of ways about your once exciting goal! But really I learned all I have to do is rest, don’t quit. Resting can take a day to a span of a week, just make sure you rest well so that you can come back with full strength and a strategic plan.
And if you’re nothing like that old habit, keep doing what you do and become better! Share some tips below for those of us who are still crawling out of this bad habit shell.
Plan your success and take breaks! Do something relaxing or reward yourself for the little victories you’ve gained so far. I believe you can build that mansion, maybe not in one day, but I believe you can build it with awesome planning and resting. Go no now, you can do it!