Last time I talked about finding your purpose and the importance of searching for it if you haven’t yet found it yet. Today I’d like to talk more about what to do once you know what you want. This to me is the best part of the whole process. The planning stage!
Ok so once you know what you want, the brainstorming can begin. At this time I would advise you to let your imagination run wild. By that I mean don’t let any obstacles stop you in your planning. Remember that if you can conceive the idea you can acheive the idea.
So once you have your destination set, create a timeline as to when you will arrive and most importantly set up smaller objectives with deadlines along the way. This will help you stay motivated especially if what you’re looking for is going to take any extended period of time. The next point is to start doing something today. Not tomorrow, or the next day. Today! Why is that so important you ask? It is important because if you leave things for later, that ugly troll called procrastination can rear his ugly head and start filling your head with doubt and flat out lazyness. Don’t give him the opportunity!
If you’re reading this late at night I can understand that you may be limited in what you can do today to get things moving but you can start by something as little as designing a plan for tomorrow, setting up a reminder, making a phone call, sending an email, etc. The point is that no matter what you do, if it moves you closer to where you want to be, that’s forward progress and that’s the momentum you need to maintain throughout the process.
If it helps, find someone to hold you accountable for your progress like a friend, loved one or hire a coach. Also, have consequences in place that will keep you on track in case you don’t meet your deadlines. This helps a lot. Believe me!
Now, enough talking. Get moving!
Make it a great Thursday.