There are two months until the new year and I've already started working on my goals for 2018. Last year I decided to start on my New Years resolutions early and it honestly was a major key and and helped me accomplish nearly all my goals. If you can get a head start on building new positive habits before the new year begins, you will be on the road to accomplish your goals sooner than you think. So with two months left I'm trying to end off with a bang!
"You will never change your life until you change something you so daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine. " - John Maxwell
Discipline and consistency are critical to success, yet it is the most challenging and where my flaw tend to surface. When temptation presents itself, motivation is not enough. Motivation gets you excited, motivation gets you planning and motivation helps you start. Unfortunately motivation doesn't keep you on track.
"Either you run the day, or the day runs you" - Jim Rohn
I recently found a journal called Self Journal created by a Best Self. It is a 3 month productivity daily organizer. It provides prompts that allow you to break down your goals into manageable tasks that you can visually track daily, which will ultimately lead you to reach your goal in a matter of three months. In addition, it includes daily morning and evening reflections that give you a minute with yourself to ponder on our successes and setbacks, so you can make changes to do better the next day.
"Nothing will work unless you do" - Maya Angelou
I've been using this journal for a week, and so far so good. I really like the daily reflections an the visual tracker. I like the feeling I get when I check tasks off knowing that it helping me get closer to my goal. To keep myself accountable I keep my journal on my dresser so I can't miss it. If discipline is something you want to work on I suggest getting this book or anything similar to it and start early. Comment below and share some goals you have for the remainder of 2017, or for 2018.