What a great feeling it is to achieve a big goal or complete a large project. Even seeing visible progress provides a level of satisfaction.
Why is this?
I believe it’s when results occur from effort that is in alignment to purpose. This reinforces belief and provides motivation to keep going.
When the goal or project was difficult to attain we reflect that it either wasn’t so hard after all or won’t be next time we’re faced with a similar activity. Therefore, there was no point in worrying or avoiding it. Even though most do.
The problem is consistent progress is rare because of busyness, poor planning, execution and procrastination.
What can be done to embed progress as part of our daily rhythm? Two approaches to consider are the environment and how we work to priorities.
1. Make a conscious decision on your environment: “We are the average of the 5 people we spend the most time with” says business philosopher Jim Rohn. Think about how you feel and act when influenced in a positive environment that provides support and encouragement versus a negative environment which restricts or criticizes you.
2. Three goals before email: Determine goals the night before then follow a morning ritual of “each has to be accomplished before I take any inbound calls or send any emails, and I strictly follow that simple process daily, without fail” says entrepreneur and Shark Tank star Kevin O’Leary.” How often do you have a plan but don’t action it because of reacting to unimportant urgent emails?
There are choices we can make to complement our preferred rhythm to support the achievement of goals or making progress.
What will you do?