Alvin Toffer, an American writer and futurist, once said that you have to think about the big things while you’re doing the small things, so that all the small things go in the right direction.
We wholeheartedly agree. In our next post, we will talk about how to get clearer on what the big things are. Right now, we’re just going to look at your day as it already is and concentrate on getting the small things done.
In our previous post – When Character Becomes Our Destiny – we talked about journalling at the end of the day before we go to sleep. This helps us stay positive and objective and is a great way to end the day.
So, assuming that you took our advice and are already journalling, why not take another 10 minutes to plan what you will do tomorrow? This is a habit that few of us have, or take the time to do. We need to list everything we will do tomorrow and we need to cross these items off as we complete them.
We’re missing out on powerful help by not doing this – from our own subconscious. We can absolutely train our own mind so that it works for us and not against us. But this does take time, persistence and B.I.C. – Bum In Chair – in order to develop the habit!
We also accrue a whole myriad of unrealised benefits when we do this. We get clearer on our day ahead and feel less buffeted by it, we set our own intentions and our own schedule, we subtly build willpower every time we cross an item off our list. But the biggest and most powerful benefit – utilising our subconscious mind – is explained perfectly in the short video below by Chicken Soup For The Soul author Jack Canfield.
So if you don’t already have one, you need to go get Your Little Black Book. And our own MDO tip? Make sure you understand why you’re doing every item on your list.
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