The other night I was startled out of my chair by an amazing clap of thunder from the recent storms rolling through our lovely Sonoma County, California Wine Country. The rain poured down, creating quick rivers through what I hope will still be my Bocce Court come spring.
The water found the easiest path, letting gravity do the hard work of finding a place to go.
After staring at a piece of paper (that requires an action) for a few seconds I realize I am staring and I am jolted back to reality. Have you ever held a note over several piles for sorting and had a complete brain-freeze?
Why can’t getting those things done which move us closer to our dreams, be as simple as rain water, where we head in the direction of our goals and all our actions just flow toward it? I am a self-admitted busy work person. I don’t mind the piles on my desk. I know where to find things.
So what’s missing? Why am I not moving forward in my dreams?
No one else knows what’s on my desk. Delegating is almost impossible . . . I can’t pass off what I can’t define or find. So how do you build efficiency into your life?
The new lesson I’m learning is to schedule it. I put it on the calendar and block out the time. If you need to, pretend its something REALLY important that can’t be moved no matter what. You’d be amazed how many emergencies are downgraded if interruption is not an option.
If I am attempting to manage my dream of 6 sources of income through successful product launches, then I better be ready to manage them efficiently – right?
For a quick shot in the arm boost of enthusiasm, I’ll let Jack Canfield in the following tell you his ideas on what daily actions we can do to move us forward in our dreams —
Jacks advice for planning our day –
- Upon rising, close your eyes and visualize your day.
- Visualize your bigger goals.
- Do affirmations – one for each goal.
- Place images around your home and office that represent your completed dream.
- Have better feeling thoughts – turn your negative thoughts into positive outcomes.
- Have an attitude of gratitude. Be grateful for all you have each day.
- Take inspired action when it hits you.
As you begin to take action toward the fulfillment of your goals and dreams, you must realize that not every action will be perfect. Not every action will produce the desired result. Not every action will work. Making mistakes, getting it almost right, and experimenting to see what happens are all part of the process of eventually getting it right. – Jack Canfield
So are you going to have a productive week working on your dreams?Â How do you successfully get things done?
Be sure to schedule them!