The first important principle here is that you do plan your day rather than just allowing it to happen. Results come from directed action. If you have no plan your actions are not directed and the results may well not be what you are aiming for. Worse yet days not planned are often wasted – they often lead you nowhere.
A day of rest and relaxation at least once a week is good for you. I do not suggest here that one should never relax or rest. Planning to do so is an important part of taking care of yourself and recharging your batteries. Life is not all about work.
However most people do not work too much. And most do not plan too much. What do you want to accomplish? If you want to build wealth and financial security how likely is that to happen without a plan? If you have a plan what daily actions do you plan to attain your over all goals?
Spend a few minutes each day planning what you will do that day or the next day to achieve your goals. This is the only way you can focus your activity toward accomplishing what you want. This takes discipline. People do not like that word, discipline. It sounds harsh and no fun at all. Yet as every successful person has discovered self discipline is essential to attaining anything worthwhile, whether it is a an Olympic medal or a sufficient retirement nest egg.
Plan each day and decide what actions you will take that day to further your goals and aspirations. Day by day you will move a bit closer to achieving them. One day you will be “successful” – not because of one action or day, but because of consistent disciplined planning and action focused on achieving what you want.
Daniel R. Murphy
Daniel R. Murphy
Educating people for building wealth, adapting to a changing future and personal development.