My boyfriend sent me the link to this simple and very effective motivational system used by Jerry Seinfeld of all people and I think it's just what I need to get my butt in gear.
He told me to get a big wall calendar that has a whole year on one page and hang it on a prominent wall. The next step was to get a big red magic marker.
He said for each day that I do my task of writing, I get to put a big red X over that day. "After a few days you'll have a chain. Just keep at it and the chain will grow longer every day. You'll like seeing that chain, especially when you get a few weeks under your belt. Your only job next is to not break the chain."
"Don't break the chain." He said again for emphasis....
Daily action builds habits. It gives you practice and will make you an expert in a short time. If you don't break the chain, you'll start to spot opportunities you otherwise wouldn't. Small improvements accumulate into large improvements rapidly because daily action provides "compounding interest."
Skipping one day makes it easier to skip the next.
Thank you Jerry Seinfeld! I need to go get a big wall calendar ASAP. It's a simple concept but I see how it can be so effective. Among my goals, spend an hour every day on working to launch rifferaff, do 30 mins of some physical activity (yoga, running), drink two Nalgene's full of water. What are some of your goals that you want to do everyday?