2021 will be the best year of your life!
✋🏾New Year Resolutions Don’t Last
👉🏾 Build Systems Instead
👇🏾 Here’s how (1/10)
Setting new year resolutions is a creative form of procrastination.
If you are really serious about changing your life, you won’t wait one extra day.
> For direction, set goals
> For progress, fix habits
> For long-term success, build systems.
A system is a string of processes that makes you effortlessly productive.
It will help you sustain momentum and conserve willpower.
How To Build An Effective System:
1) Clearly establish your goal in mind and on paper.
Be specific, be realistic and back it up with a strong incentive.
2) Find your keystone habit
It is the habit that gives you the confidence to fulfill other tasks.
“What’s the ONE thing I can do that will make everything else easier or unnecessary?”
It must naturally excite you and should be easy to execute.
Your keystone habit could be;
• 20 push-ups
• Reading a page
• Replying emails
• Making your bed
• 5-minute meditation
• Journaling and day-planning
Do it first thing in the morning and build on that momentum stack up small wins all day long.
3. Set up a trigger
This is something that will compel you to take action.
Sight trigger: When I see X, I’ll do Y
Location trigger: Whenever I’m at X, I’ll do Y
Time trigger: At X o’clock, I’ll do Y
4) Tweak your environment to work for you;
• Get out of your room as soon as you wake up
• Set up a personal workspace - declutter and remove distractions
• Print a picture of your goal and paste it on your wall.
5) Schedule Your Day
I prefer to organize my tasks in time windows (between the hours of X and X, I’ll do Y).
This keeps me flexible and less prone to procrastinating.
Keep experimenting and tweaking your schedule till you find your optimal work plan.
6) Identify potential obstacles
> Get enough sleep
> Avoid energy vampires
> Know your weakness & optimal work hours
> Ask a friend to keep you accountable
> Have a plan to deal with low motivation days
> Never forget your WHY, focus on your mission 24/7
Now Go Win 2021 👊🏾