Planners, worksheets, printables and handouts.
How easy. Fill them out, solve all the problems and win at life. If only it was that easy.
So why priorities first?
Well, it is all great being a runner, but unless you know why and where it becomes a bit of a useless exercise. You get all dressed up and head around the block for a bit of a sweat, but the desired outcome was to get to work… that worked, didn’t it!
The planners and tools to make things happen are great at helping you get and stay on track. But, useless if you don’t know what the point of it is other than a general state of “being organised”. A bit like the nice high heeled shoes in the shop and a hate of dress-up events. Pretty, useless. They are pretty, but useless unless there is somewhere to use it for, much like it’s playing to have a pretty planner, but no real desire to get a change as a result.
Get a goal or those pretty post-its are just playtime!
You know you can do it, you know you want it. Now commit.
Only once you make that commitment to sorting out the priorities, can you start planning what you can, will do to make it happen and your new reality!
So, stop eyeing up that new set of pretty pens that you are trying to convince is an “essential treat” that will be motivation to get on track next year. It won’t be, until your priorities are set, and you own them. If you have, ask yourself again, are those pretty pens part of what I need to get where I want to go…… Don’t feel guilty, I still linger near the stationery section of most shops when I get into town, but remind myself – does it get me there? If the answer is no, walk away and find what you need to get you there.
Don’t worry, you can do this. You WILL do this.
Pretty pens be damned, we have goals to smash.