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Won Day

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“Write down the one piece of wisdom that you wish you knew when you started.”

One? Are you kidding me, Bobbi?* I had to start a blog to keep track of all the stuff that I wish I knew when I started. Mostly so I wouldn’t forget it as we moved through the process.

One is easy. So here’s what I wrote down…

You Only Need One Good Day to Build On

momentumIf we can aim ourselves with purpose through a single day, successfully clearing the hoops we set for ourselves, we have a greater chance at successfully clearing those hoops the next day.

A body in motion tends to stay in motion.

I know I can because I just did it.

Ride the momentum.

Sounds simple enough, right? But wait, there’s a trick here, friends.

Be cautious how many hoops you set for yourself. Too many, and those hoops quickly become traps instead of success markers.

Make a List and Then Pick One

SteveJobsSo here’s my typical path.

1. Make a list of all the things I want to do.

2. Try to go do them all in one day

3. Finish less than 10% of my list

4. Feel defeated

 

This is not a recipe for victory. Here’s the recipe for victory:

1. Make a list of all the things I want to do.

2. Pick the ONE that feels the most do-able right now

3. Go do that today

4. Do it again tomorrow

5. Keep going

6. Hey look – I’m doing it!

7. Declare Victory!! (and keep doing it)

The folks at Early to Rise, a fantastic blog and newsletter, offered this great piece recently about building toward success. A super important aspect is to make sure that the action feels – and is – actually do-able within a single day. I remind myself (repeatedly) to break projects down into one step that I know I can complete in the time allotted. Then, when I complete that step, I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that I have actually taken a step forward.

And tomorrow, I’ll take another, and so forth.

Look at that! We’re proudly marching toward our goals!!

 

Don’t Delay Success

ThinkSmallThere’s a lot to be said for delayed gratification, but I try to remind myself often not to delay success. I can feel the power and momentum of success simply by defining victory in manageable increments.

The results are truly meaningful.

 

Wishing you an Awesomeliciously Successful Day!

~Kimi

 

*Bobbi is our amazing Weight Watchers Leader and so full of wisdom, I could sit at her feet for weeks just to soak it all in. 😉

 

5 Comments

  1. Great words of advice, Kim! Thanks for your willingness to share your challenges, insights, and victories – you’re very inspiring :)

  2. Love this blog my friend.

  3. Awww, Becky, you’re very sweet! Thanks so much, but really, it’s other people who inspire me. All together now… we just might get there. 😀

  4. Dexter, awww… thanks, man!!

  5. I just love this blog….you two inspire me!! bobbi

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