Assess the past 3 months in the areas that are important to you. This will be different from person to person but some examples are exercise, work, relationships, sleep, or nutrition. Write down what has been working and what hasn't been working.
Accept what you can't change and change what you can't accept. Focus on what you can control and write down your desired outcome for each area. It is important to know what you want and why.
Create a daily power list. Your power list is the 3 most important things you want to get done that day. So at the end of the day, if all 3 things are checked off, you can go to bed feeling accomplished. This helps build momentum and write these things down at the beginning of each day or the night before.
Create a not-to-do list. This is just as powerful as your power list and is often a missed step. This can help eliminate distractions and temptations. Write these down and put it somewhere visible in your work environment. Feel free to add to the list over time if needed.
Act because nothing works unless you do. It's sometimes difficult to take the first step when you see how big the task is but that's what steps 1-4 help with. Don't worry about building a wall, your only concern is laying the best brick possible and soon you will have a wall.
Assess progress frequently. Bonus: Accountability partners are popular for a reason because they work. If you can't find a person working towards the same goals, feel free to get creative. Create a contract or a deal with yourself. Reward yourself when you complete your power list 7 days in a row. Create a small punishment when breaking the not-to-do list. Whatever it is, accountability is important.
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