“Push yourself to do more and to experience more. Harness your energy to start expanding your dreams. Yes, expand your dreams. Don’t accept a life of mediocrity when you hold such infinite potential within the fortress of your mind. Dare to tap into your greatness.”― Robin S. Sharma
Its been two months, since I last shared anything here, AND I AM HURT. I have been tormented for each Monday that goes up without Updating my blog or each Sunday that goes on without me finalizing a Blogpost for the coming week. As a result, finally, I started preparing a Blogpost about Vision Boards and how to set your goals for the coming decade, then I realized, maybe I have an option to talk on precise challenges that I have been facing and set out actions that I may take to improve on myself and help you use the same steps on your daily life.
Consequently, when I’m being questioned or my conscience finally catches up with me, I like saying I have been so so busy for all that time that I was missing. Which part of it is accurate, and most of it actually is true! I mean, Check out our New Youtube Channel “Rekreeeyt”
To be honest, much of the reason as to why I haven’t been showing up is, I HAVE BEEN WORRIED, worried that I am not providing enough, worried that my writing isn’t improving, worrying that less people are impacted, afraid that this will never work, this will never bear fruits, and sometimes concerned on how I can write a post without photos because I don’t have good pictures yet. YES! Reasons! Reasons! Reasons! And I can have a handful full of reasons, but I promised myself on Consistency and failing through it, scares me.
Getting you in my life is quite scary, and feels very vulnerable, and that’s what I do whenever I sit to write, that’s what I feel whenever I share 1000 or more words in here, a part of me is out there, and that scares me.
“Worry drains the mind of its power and, sooner or later, it injures the soul.”― Robin S. Sharma
As a consequence, I sat down and noticed how my Procrastination patterns work with me, how I can let that “flow of thoughts” be left in 2019 and start a better, a fresh 2020. While I write this with all inspiration, I also know-how following a new Habit is a very hard obligation, it takes so much of your will, your work and too much force to adapt to this new habit, but the fact that you will be seeing articles each week, that will be an assured way for you to know I am embracing these habits. Therefore, here are some of the practices I am adopting to break up with Procrastination this twenty-twenty.
1. Write yourself a future letter
I get too excited about starting something new, this can be utterly confessed through the new blog, starting my new job, starting my side hustle. I am the visionary type, remarkably by the time I start anything new, I already have a building with 1000 employees working for the Company in 3 different states. At first, that pushes me very hard, and then the Mojo gets clouded with daily challenges, daily struggles and all these everyday problems that we face every day. 3 months along the line and I am thinking of how to structure up today and tomorrow and let the future talk of itself.
This is precisely the time I need inspiration, precisely the time I need to remember the reasons why I started what I am doing and how I can get to the next stage of growth in this process.
As a result, whenever I start something, I write myself a future letter, mostly 3,6,9 months from when I start. I use a small website called Future Me which lets you write a letter that will be sent to your inbox at the exact time you set it to! In these letters, I always write very few things, stuff like “Hey this is the purpose, and the reason you wanted to start, this is the exciting vision you have, these are houses and mansions that you had already build in your brain, you’re not quitting now, those 1000 employees for this Company need you to get back to your MOJO.”
“You owe it to yourself”
I can not even begin to describe it in words, how these letters have really helped me and pushed me further, so today I will write myself a letter that will drop on my inbox 3 months from now and check up on my Consistency to this blog.
“Ideas are worth nothing unless backed by application. The smallest of implementations is always worth more than the grandest of intentions. And if being an amazing person and developing a legendary life was easy, everyone would be doing it. Know what I mean?”
2. Wake up 15 minutes early for the next 3 weeks
“Own your morning. Elevate your life.”
I am an early riser, that’s definitely on days that I haven’t stayed up all night! I love waking up at 3 or 4 in the morning, that’s when I feel I am conquering the day. I love seeing the light start blooming from my window, I love sitting someplace in my apartment where I can hear parents and their children rushing their kids to the honking school bus in the morning, I love the idea that I have been awake for the past 2/3 hours before this happens. I love the time to read and write in the morning.
“Mark Twain once said that if the first thing you do each morning is to eat a live frog, you can go through the day with the satisfaction of knowing that this is probably the worst thing that is going to happen to you all day long.”— Eat That Frog
I have slacked on this recently, and I find myself getting up exactly one or two hours before I am needed/required to be at work, which in result causes my tardiness in many things including my delay of writing and having my blog in order.Consequently for the next three weeks, here is what I am committing to doing; so that I can be more accountable on my time.
· Develop a proper night time routine
I don’t know whether Robin Sharma or I, can specify how important a night routine is, how the way you rewind can contribute to several things on how you start your day in the morning. So my night routine will contain 1 hour of reading (without my phone), sleeping different rooms with my cellphone (escorting it to the next room), and drinking a glass of water before I get to bed.
· Prepare for the morning after.
Believe me, you’ll remember your primary school days, each morning you see me pack for food for my day at work. But when all this isn’t taken care of early in the morning, nothing works out on time! Can’t be cooking fried rice, making a smoothie, cut out fruits for snacks and still get time to write in the morning. Hence I am to make sure these all are taken care of a night before, meaning you have everything ready prepared for you to just mix, cook and carry them for work the next day.
“Take excellent care of the front end of your day, and the rest of your day will pretty much take care of itself. Own your morning. Elevate your life.”-Robin Sharma
I have quite a hard time waking up if my body is carrying too much weight and laziness. I feel so heavy waking up the next day if I had less body movements the previous day. My stomach feels tired, my body feels aching, and everything feels messed up when there is less working out done for my sanity. Learn to use that skipping rope well and take the #1000skipsadaywithsisa SERIOUSLY. Your Body will Thankyou the next day.
3. Commit to a new Habit daily
This sounds hard, yes I know it, but then that’s the only way its done, sit down only 2 minutes to write, take only 5 minutes to read, workout for only 10 minutes on the first week. Keep improving and increasing as it gets better and better.
“What could happen if I complete this task?
What could happen if I don’t complete this task?
What is my overarching vision?
Why does it matter?”
Just so you know, I started this blog to further enhance on my writing, as much as impacting more people is my number one purpose on Earth, yet that will take care of itself when I can write vividly well, and that will definitely take me; years of practice and Consistency.
Indeterminately I am taking small yet calculative steps, and I will get back to this Article years later with a Company of more than 1000 employees and look back where I came from. I will be more proud then, and I am proud for taking actions steps towards this right now!
Let’s all take the Challenge and meet here 3 months later to update our progress.