“Then I’m going to be rich!”
That’s usually how the convo of the week ended with a friend of mine.
The convo itself almost always detailed some elaborate plan, which often defied logic and reason… and timeframes that were borderline comical.
But that didn’t stop him from coming up with ideas.
The problem with all the plans is that there was never enough execution.
I do believe you can do big things in sometimes comical timeframes. But things like that take the same levels of work behind them to make them happen.
I often tried to try and pull a next step… or even a realistic first step out of him when we had the conversations. But to date, nothings stuck.
So I found myself wondering why. And I now thing it has to do with payoffs.
Just think about it…
When he’s describing these elaborate plans to me, they sound exciting to him. In his mind, he’s experiencing some of the glory of doing the thing… just by talking about the thing.
That’s not my idea. It’s actually backed by research.
As a goal setter myself, I need to take this to heart.
So certain daily mottos might run along the lines of “Shut up and Work”. While it may seem crude if you think about saying that to someone else… saying it to yourself is just called motivation.
So are the plans all wasted? No. But you should be writing it down.
I’ve started using a blend of fixed-time and weekly-daily goals planning method to get through my week.
I was able to get more done in the 20 hours this week than I had in weeks before.
And I didn’t have to talk about it.
The weekly-daily goals keep me from trying to plan too far ahead. Because things change too quickly to know all the variables ahead of time. Do what you can. Write it down.
And. Get. To. Work.