Schedule the jump date
Goals are more apt to happen if there’s a date
attached to them. Although there’s “no time
like the present” sometimes we just need more
time. We carefully have to weigh out the urgency to
get it done against all the other stuff that has to
get done first. This is not the time to make excuses,
or get overwhelmed. It’s all about making it happen.
We have to make sure the date is not too far away, since
those have a tendency to come and go, with nothing getting
done. For most things, two weeks to two months is about
If it’s really big, and needs a year or more,
break it up into smaller goals, with two week goals
along the way. It’s setting the date that makes
it all real.
This is a declaration of commitment. It becomes so real
when you say it out loud. That also puts the ball into
play; giving others the chance to adjust. Some may help
us; others may drop out. Either way, their adjustment
is part of the realization process.
Some things still need to get done, or needs to be used,
but we just can’t take them with us. Job tasks
are a good example; old clothes are another. There’s
something freeing about giving it away. Once the burden
of having them is gone, moving forward just seems so
Let’s not forget, there’s always a lot more
stuff to do than we realize. Start early. Here’s
where “there’s no time like the present”
comes in handy. Time to think out, and write down, all
that’s going to be needed when we make that jump.
“Luck” comes when preparation meets opportunity.
Results come from actions. Nothing is “finished”
that didn’t first “start”. The final
step is obvious… get going!!!
Find one little thing that needs to get done. Make
it small, since we're just here to practice. Choose
something for next week. Write it down where you can
see it every day, and go through the steps above. Keep
at the little things until you get good at it.