What’s your plan?
I am not referring to your big goals, personal resolutions, or career aspirations.
What is your plan for today?
In other words, what actions would it take for you to call today a victory?
Long term plans are hard to visualize. And they are even harder to actualize and make happen.
Too often, people get caught up in their big goals.
They get lost in the details, infinitely procrastinate, and think they will have more time later.
Yet, winning has to be done daily.
What will it take for you to claim a victory today? Just in the next 24 hours?
“Today is the one day you can win.”
Rather than worry about the year, month, etc… just work on today.
Can you win one day?
Make Your Victory Plan
Take a few moments at the start of your day to spell out your victory plan.
This exercise is best done in writing. There is magic and added reality to writing your plan down.
Things that should be in your day’s Victory Plan:
Things You Need to Do – What absolutely positively needs to get done today in order for it to be a success? Prioritize those tasks and do them first thing in your day.
Things You Need to Avoid – Breaking bad habits isn’t so daunting when you are only looking at today. Can you avoid them for just today?
One Step Towards Your Goals – You need to take one small step towards your big goals each and every day. It doesn’t have to be a big step, but it has to be a forward one. Consistent progress over each day is how long term success is done.
What Winning Looks Like – What does victory look like? Be specific what a win looks like for this day. At the end of your day, you can review your victory plan and feel great about what you accomplished.
Win the Day
Don’t make promises to yourself about a day that isn’t here yet. (Or may never come.)
Instead, concentrate on making today a win. It is the one day you have. It is the one day you can affect.
And when you think about just today, it does’t seem so insurmountable.
Make your victory plan and win today.
(Then, do it again tomorrow.)