Make the Most of TODAY 

by | May 1, 2024 | Personal Development

Another day, another opportunity to work toward your goals! Feeling like your days are starting to blend together? Not sure where all that motivation you had last month ran off to? It’s time to get re-committed and make the most of TODAY! 

It’s easy to check the boxes off your to-do list when the tasks on your plate are ones you actually like doing. For example, if you love chatting with new people, cold calling is probably one of your favorite activities. But what about those tasks you don’t really like to do? You know—the ones that have been pushed to “tomorrow” for the last 5 days in a row? Rather than saving those tasks for later, tackle them today! Let’s run through a few ways to stop avoiding the hard stuff, push through, and get things done. 💥 

Start small.  

You’ve got big dreams, and let’s be clear: That’s never a bad thing. But oftentimes, big dreams are accompanied by feelings of self-doubt. How will you ever get from point A to point B?  

Rather than overwhelming yourself with all the things that have to happen for you to achieve your goals, start with tiny steps. For example, let’s say you want to start an ice cream shop. While you can’t open your business in a day, you can start with the small stuff: deciding on a name, looking for a location, and so on. Those minor things you’re doing add up to the big goals in the long run, so keep focusing on taking small steps, daily. 

A person holds a small yellow clock into the air.

Create a deadline. 

When you were in school, you had due dates on assignments. So, even if you didn’t want to do your homework, you knew you had to in order to get a good grade. But now you’re an adult. And without those homework deadlines looming over our heads, it’s so much easier to procrastinate the things we don’t want to do.  

Even if you’re no longer striving for good grades, you’ve still got goals, right? And when your motivation is lacking toward achieving your goals, one of the best things you can do is set deadlines for your daily tasks. Tell yourself that the personal development book you’ve been reading needs to be finished by the end of the day. Give yourself 2 hours to finish typing up a document. Deadlines give us structure. So, even if a task isn’t urgent, do it with urgency.  

You know you best. 

Do you tend to crank out your best work in the early hours of the morning? Or are you a fan of burning the midnight oil? You know your productivity habits better than anyone else. So, make sure you’re putting in the work to complete your toughest tasks during the hours that you tend to work your best! Not sure what your peak performance hours are? Read this article for tips to help you identify your peak productivity hours.  

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Keep going.  

On average, it takes 66 days to form a habit. That means that in order to achieve success, you have to make the most of every day, not just the days when you feel up to working hard. Give today your all-out effort, and then, do the same tomorrow. You’d be surprised at what you can achieve when you just👏keep👏going👏. 

Don’t forget to implement personal development into your daily routine! Check out this post for my best tips on starting a personal development routine