Friends, can you believe we are in the last quarter of the year? Two and a half months, and we will be ringing in a new year. Yippee!
With Thanksgiving and Christmas, and often all that comes with closing out a new year, we lose sight of our goals, get off track, and may ditch them altogether and say, "I'll just start on January 1st."
I know the feeling. I've been heading that way with my health goals. I also have my 5th book that is almost finished, but it's just been hanging out there, waiting for me to open the file and finalize the last few edits.
So how do I get moving? How can you get moving? One action.
Yes, break it down to one action you'll take each day. Not 3, not ten things on your to-do list. Just one activity each day that moves you closer to accomplishing your goal. How do we do this?
In the morning, grab a notecard or sticky note, and think about the next step you need to take. For example, for my book, I need to find some notes I took I my phone. The next day, see notes I wrote in a notebook. The next day, type notes into my draft.
You might think, "Stephanie, couldn't you do all these one days?"
Well, I could. And maybe when I sit down to work on the project, I might, but sometimes I get bogged down by the details. So if I just do one thing, I get a dopamine hit when I accomplish that small task.
And guess what? By the end of the year, in three short months, my book will be done and to the printer!
What goal do you want to work on from now until the end of the year?
And then what action will you take tomorrow?
Consistent actions each day will help you gain momentum going into 2022!
Inspirational Speaker and Award-Winning Author of "The Giving Challenge: 40 Days to a More Generous Life" and “The Gratitude Challenge: 41 Days to a Happier, Healthier, & More Content Life”