Its said that the first step is always difficult and an ancient chinese proverb also states that the longest journey begins with the first step. That’s so very true!
A few years ago, I read a book on Financial planning written by Dave Ramsey. In his book he mentioned, that while you are heading for someplace you dont just pack your bags, lock the house and ask the cab driver to take you anywhere. Instead we always have a plan in our mind and we do prepare for it. The same is the case with us as well. My plans need to be in accordance with my goals. So the first step means defining where I am heading to.
To do so, I have identified a few habits which I believe that if I practice them regularly, their benefits would compound over years in my personal and professional growth. These may not appear very major to you but I have put them off due to my procrastination habit for a much longer time now. So here’s what I wish to achieve by the end of 31st December, 2015 i.e. exactly one year from now:
- Waking up at 6.00 A.M. in the morning to make time from my demanding office hours for my goals
- Regularly jogging for 20 minutes a day
- Dialogue with self
- Reading newspaper the Abraham Lincoln style for 5 minutes every day
- Thinking on paper by using the challenge, price and implementation method
As I said before, these may not seem very motivating or major goals to you but identifying what matters most to you is very important. I have identified what would matter the most to me at the end of 2015. You too can start along.
I will present my report card exactly one year from now to see how well have I done
Let the journey begin!