“You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do.”
The best set of plans, the best of intentions, are meaningless unless there is action to back up the plans. Results come from taking action and completing things. The plans are the roadmap, the goals that you set out in front of you for a short period of time or five to ten years.
Plans guide action. A good set of daily plans, with time blocked out for getting the most important work done each day is essential, some would say critical for success. Plans allow you to see clearly what is important and not so important to complete each day. Creating blocks of time where there is a singular focus on completing one thing allows you to produce more in less time than the myth of multi-tasking does.
What does your day look like? Is it planned or is does it just come together? How do you feel when your day doesn’t come together?
Many people I work with struggle with getting the most out of their day. I find that they don’t have a plan for their day and they are just taking things as they come. In their mind they have these ideas of what they would like to accomplish and when that doesn’t happen they feel disappointed.
For those that create plans and make choices at the start of the day on how they want their day to unfold there is a greater sense of accomplishment. In fact many people start getting more things done and have more time to do other things. For those who let their day just happen there is more frustration and fewer accomplishments.
Create your roadmap for success each day. Plan out the day so that you can get the most out of the day.