I know why change is hard. Or, at least I have an idea. The actual action of change is relatively easy. Identifying the desired change and what the end goal is…that is the hard part.
Unless you identify a specific plan, how are you going to change? It takes time. Wrestling through this is where the bulk of the work takes place. You have to move from general ideas to specific details that can lead you from where you are to where you want to go.
For me, I had been wrestling with the changes I wanted to make for several months. It all came to a head in the evening of September 11th. For the first time I was able to write down exactly what I wanted.
I knew I wanted to lose weight, but until then I hadn’t clearly articulated how I was going to achieve it or when. By identifying what I was going to do and when I was going to achieve it, I started moving forward.
As I mentioned a few days ago, I have started wrestling through the next set of changes and goals I want to achieve. So, I am going to send this list out into the universe and start working the plan to get them achieved.
Along with the original seven goals I have set out, I plan to add the following to my daily/overall list:
1. Write 1000+ words per day on a novel project. I will start this tomorrow, November 21st and continue for the remaining 30 days of my 100 Day Strong journey.
2. Along with my personal goals, I have some work related goals I need to focus this same kind of energy on. On my workdays I will dedicate 30 minutes daily to these trainings. This is my goal to begin with. I will adjust this as I move forward. I will being this tomorrow as well.
This won’t be the last time I make adjustments. The overall goal is to make progress a lifestyle. I plan to iterate on that theme from now on.