Today was yesterday’s tomorrow, but did you do what you said you were going to do?
I’m not trying to make you feel bad, on the contrary, I just want to see you win.
Why should I make a plan?
- It’s worth it
- Chances of success
- The long game, Effort vs reward
Humans are weird creatures.
Things worth doing are usually the hardest, though we are wired to avoid hardship as it is linked with pain, so we inevitably put it off or avoid doing what would be best for us.
Things worth doing are usually the hardest,
A prime example is exercise.
We can even know how good it is for us, but choose to binge a new series on Netflix instead, while eating a tub of vegan ice cream (because that would make it healthy 👀) and drinking something that lands us also in the opposite end of the health spectrum.
If this is a one off, then it isn’t necessarily that bad.
But if it is a nightly ritual, it is pretty safe to say you aren’t benefiting from it, besides the transient moments of mouth pleasure, and brain numbing. Ahh the Dopamine!
Benjamin Franklin once eloquently said, “if you fail to plan, you plan to fail”. And he couldn’t have been more spot on. He understood Psychology well and was trying to share that knowledge with the world.
“if you fail to plan, you plan to fail” – Benjamin Franklin
Even the slightest amount of planning makes the likelihood of success increase exponentially. It gives the HOW to your WHY.
I was recently watching a video from Jim Kwik, and he said something that hit way too close to home.
“People overestimate what they can do in a day, but grossly underestimate what they can do in 30 days” – Jim Kwik
We see this time and time again, people tend to give up too early on something that they want, and usually it is because they don’t have a plan.
With no plan for 5 years, I couldn’t learn how to do a muscle up. When I partnered with a PT who wrote me a good program, it only took 5 weeks.
If this has sparked something inside you, I encourage you to write down your goal and then run it through the 3 steps to decide if anything is worth doing. This will potentially save you years, and point you in the right direction.