“Nothing is more humbling then getting what you prayed for, and realizing you weren’t ready for it.”
I hope everyone set aside time yesterday to plan out their week so that you can be productive as fuck in the days to come. In this weeks post, I wanted to share some of my notes on preparation.
Preparation is a multi-step process, it never ends.
If you have a new schedule, stick with it-follow through. The execution might not be smooth, but that’s okay. You’re trying something new- give yourself time to grow.
Here are some tips to help you prepare and stay focused:
Write out everything you want to do.
There’s power in writing and visualization; they work hand and hand with The Law of Attraction.
After 3 months, analyze your progress.
(i.e: how far have you come? Are you prepping for success or are you half assing? Is this really what you want to do with your time? Is the end result going to bring you happiness?)
I think it is very important to stress 3 MONTHS.
Quitting after a week or two won’t get you anywhere. Just because it isn’t going how you pictured it, doesn’t mean things are going exactly how they need to in order for you to grow.
Use your phone.
You don’t need 100 planners or apps to make your life easier; everyone is different. Do what works for you- and more often than not, less is more.
We pay all this money for iPhones (smartphones)… USE IT TO MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER.
I utilize my google calendar. I add everything I need to do for the week along with the times and addresses for the places I need to be. Since my phone is always on me, I always know what I’m supposed to be doing.
I’m in graduate school, so I also add in my assignments a day before they are due. That way, if something pops up, I can still get it done. I also color code: blue for school, purple for Ju’Nae Fit, yellow for personal.
Again, this is what works for me, Do what works for you but...do SOMETHING.
I do this every Sunday; planning your week ahead will save you a lot of time in the long run.
All you have to do is sit down for an hour or 2 on Sunday and map out your whole week.
When you wake up on Monday, meditate, look at your plan for the day and execute.
That's it- don't complicate it.
This will save a lot of time down the line. If you start your week with a mapped out schedule, all you have to do is execute.
Personally, organization is my best friend. I can’t execute efficiently without it. Getting organized and prepared for the life you desire ahead of you is very important to the journey- and ultimately, one step closer to living in your purpose.