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If there ever was a time when people needed to be able to see the world with fresh eyes, and to approach things in a new way, it’s right now. As people roll off of a semi-isolation, many with a new awakening to the injustices that are happening in the world around them, it’s time to start anew. So where does one begin? The following outlines simple steps that we have used over the years to help us reset in times which we felt like we needed it:
Take the time to sit and THINK about (and write down) what is important to you and what you need to prioritize to amplify your time doing those important things.
Now we just lost the vast majority of you right here. Most people don’t invest the time to sit and think about these things because IT’S HARD. Intentionality requires more energy than most people are willing to give so they never even get past this first step. They would rather just go with the flow because in the moment it seems easier, and heck it’s what everyone else is doing, but it comes at a steep price…your desired future. There is a reason that when people on their death beds are interviewed they regret most the things that they DID NOT do, not the things that they may have done wrong. Take the time to figure these things out and gain clarity for yourself.
Start with a blank slate and build your day hour by hour to align with the activities in the last step that you determined you need to prioritize.
Irregardless of what your days look like currently, start fresh and begin to place the activities hour by hour into your schedule that you need to focus on to move towards your long-term goals. Also, don’t forget to schedule in simple activities like, getting ready for work, eating, sleeping, etc… TIP: Sometimes you need to change your environment to be more productive doing an activity. Have problems reading on our couch because you get drowsy? Try sitting at a table or going to a coffee shop. Find ways to change your surroundings if your current one detracts from your productivity. The goal isn’t to just do an activity, it’s to do it with PURPOSE. Will this require you to wake up earlier? Maybe. Will this mean that you will have less time spent aimlessly scrolling through social media or Netflix? Most likely. Will this begin to move the needle towards you living the life you desire? Absolutely.
TAKE ACTION and begin implementing your new daily schedule.
All the successful people that we have ever met have a propensity for action. It’s important that you don’t take any more time than you need to get moving. The longer you wait the harder it will become to implement your new schedule. WARNING: Whenever we start anything new there is an excitement and initial inertia that is created from it. But be warned, it is going to take longer than you think and require more of you than you’d like, to generate the results that you want. It’s the combined ingredients of intentionality and consistency fermented over time that creates MASSIVE results. Don’t be the person who is continually pushing the gas pedal to the floor and then slamming on the breaks with their activity. This is both physically and emotionally exhausting and NEVER creates long term success.
We truly believe that you can create whatever life you want to create for yourself and your family. We hope that these tips will help you in hitting the reset button in your life so you can either get started on, or go about accelerating the path to making that happen.
Brandon & Amanda