After my sudden realisation last week that I had allowed life to control me, (rather than me controlling my life), I spent a few hours on the weekend working out a new daily schedule.
Over the last few weeks I actually achieved quite a bit, but was it all in line with my overall big picture? Possibly not!
I’ve learnt the hard way that if you don’t plan, you’ll never know where you are going until you get there.
Planning For Success Tip
I define success as ‘achieving the thing you planed to do’.
When you have a long-term goal, I find that the best way to achieve it is to bite it off in chunks of 100 days at a time. In other words, with your end goal in mind, what can you achieve in the next 100 days?
I choose to break goals into 100 days because 100 days is long enough to achieve something significant and yet, not too long that you can’t see the end of it.
If you are planning to get fit, a 100-day fitness plan will be difficult to stick to but short enough to see the end of and therefore stay focused on. Whereas, signing up for an annual gym membership is too big. It isn’t goal focused – rather like going down a road without knowing how far you have to go, it becomes easier to slow down or stop for a rest than it does to power to the finish.
At the end of 100 days, it is time to re-evaluate and then set a new set of 100-day goals.
How about it? Why not have a think about your long term goals and then sit down and develop your own 100 day schedule?