If you are old enough, you remember the old Smokey the Bear commercials on TV. “Only you can prevent forest fires.” The idea was to get people to take responsibility when they were out enjoying the great parts of nature.
Well, this week in our theme about planning, I want to put that same idea in your mind. I can help all kinds of people make plans to get them to where they want to go in life, but the plans that will work best are those that are your own.
I remember back to my first multi-level marketing business. I had an upline who would always break down ideas for me to get my numbers up. He would say, “You just need to meet two new people each day.” Then it was, “Just make five phone calls a day.” He put plan after plan in front of us on how we could get from the place we were to achieving the level the upline was at in the business.
Well, I was thinking about the way everyone writes plans to move life and business. If you read this blog and many others, you will see they lay out ideas and so many people run out to try and make work for themselves. Before you set out to make all those changes, let me share this idea with you.
If you wanted to run a marathon, would you start your training by running three or four miles a day? If you already have a running routine or habit, then maybe you would. But if you never run or even walk on a regular basis, you have to start off with walking the first few days at least, then you work your way up to running. Then you run more and over a few months or a year you can build up your training to run the marathon you want to.
So in life you have to actually know where you are to make the plan to get where you want to go. You take steps that will get you towards the goal at the pace that works for you. So if you are running from one person to another getting their plan to reach your goals and dreams, you need to change. It’s time to make a plan that is your plan.
This week I want you to write down your goal, then think and write the plan for getting to that goal. Break it into smaller steps and take those smaller steps at first; little by little you need to take the steps to make the large leap to reaching a bigger goal.
In my younger years I was a slow starter. I had to work my way up to have courage; then it was working to reach small goals outside my daily routine. Now I am making larger steps that will change the course of my business and the direction of the clients I work with. As I improve myself now and take larger steps, I get to pass on the knowledge to those I help about how to take what steps at what time.
So what are you going to do that will change your plan to make it work for you? What are the small steps you need to do like the marathoner we talked about? What will be the steps once you get into a routine to making your goals and dreams come true?
I’m Tim Gillette, the Rocker Life Coach. It’s time to live your dream, to love what you do and those you share life with. Making a plan that works for you will take you to being the RockStar in your world.