by Mandy Green, Busy Coach
I wanted to share something that I have been talking to my coaching clients about. I just read the book, The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership, and this idea struck me.
“Commitment is a statement of what ‘is’. You can know what you’re committed to by your results, not by what you say your commitments are. We are all committed. We are all producing results. The result is proof of a commitment.”
This is a bone-chilling truth.
Whatever results you’re getting in your life are what you’re committed to.
Your current success is what you’re committed to.
Your current income is what you’re committed to.
Your current routine is what you’re committed to.
Even if we think we are ready to “go to the next level,” if we watch ourselves, and listen to ourselves, we can clearly see just how committed we are to keeping things as they are.
When you truly commit the future you want, you’ll start to get it. Immediately.
I have been pushing myself to get the future that I want. How are you all doing on that front? I hope you are pushing on.
I bring up your levels of commitment as well because as I am about to share with you 3 things you no doubt have heard of before, my question is are you doing them?
Today, I want to give you 3 solid ideas for what you could do to take yourself to the next level.
I do all 3 of these about an hour before I go to bed.
Reflect on the Day
At the end of your day, take a few minutes to review the past 24 hours.
How did the day go? What went well? What could have gone better? What challenges and obstacles arose that you didn’t anticipate? How could you mitigate those in the future?
This simple habit will allow you to gain invaluable insight into your performance and problems and help you cultivate greater self-awareness around the ways in which you are showing up.
More importantly, this habit will allow you to make those tiny 1% improvements and adjustments that lead to massive results in the long term.
You can identify your sticking points, uncover your strengths, and find unique ways to prevent problems from happening in the future.
Review Your Goals
By now, I hope you’re sold on the importance of having and pursuing goals, so I won’t waste any time here attempting to convince you of their efficacy.
Instead, I’ll simply encourage you to take 5-10 minutes before bed to revisit, re-read, and (possibly) rewrite your #1 goal in your health, wealth, career, relationships, and personal growth.
Examine the progress you made towards their achievement during the day and then, after looking at your priorities for the following day, ask yourself, “Are the actions I plan to take the most important thing I can do to achieve the goals I’ve set?”
Plan the Following Work Day
Failing to plan is planning to fail. You’ve heard this old adage time and time again on Instagram, Facebook, this site, and countless other sources.
But let me ask you. Are you implementing it?
Do you set aside 10-15 minutes every single night (even on the weekends) to plan your following day so you can wake up knowing exactly what must be accomplished and why?
If you begin your day without a plan–even if you plan first thing in the morning–you are already behind.
Set aside 10-15 minutes each night to write down your top priorities/results you are after for the following day.
Try these tactics for 30 days and I promise you’ll never go back. It is amazing to go to bed with a plan and then to wake up with a purpose.
Mandy Green has worked with hundreds of college coaches through her work at Tudor Collegiate Strategies and Busy Coach. If you’d like to set up a strategy call with her to talk about how you can take yourself to the next level, you can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.