You’ll hear me say again and again how small, consistent steps towards a goal will trump short-term bursts any day.
Here’s what’s interesting about that: It’s the biggest thing I struggle with.
When I get up in the morning, I may or may not have a plan.
I go to my day-job somewhere between 7AM and 9AM.
I get home and sometimes I feel like working on stuff, sometimes I don’t.
I procrastinate on A LOT of things, which makes things even more hectic and unclear.
It’s funny, the only thing that I am doing consistently is this daily blog. It’s also the one of the only things in my life that is progressing forward.
If I worked out every day, even just a little bit, I would make progress.
If I planned out my tasks the night before, my mornings would be more productive, even if I only did one small task.
If I went to work at the same time everyday, I could actually plan time to spend on growing my side-projects.
If I just planned things in my life, I would actually know what’s going on.
I’ve been at the whim of not planning for far too long. And now that I am more ambitious than ever, it’s starting to inhibit me.
When I was in college I didn’t need to plan anything to get decent grades.
When I was in high school I didn’t need to plan anything to get decent grades.
When I had less obligations I didn’t need to plan anything because I could manage it all in my head.
Now I am pushing my mental capacity to the limit and it’s getting harder and harder to see the small steps that I need to take every day.
I need to become a planner. I need to take those small steps daily. I know that’s the only way I can make any of this happen.