Set yourself up for success

day 45

I've failed. I didn't write a blog post for the last few days, although I was supposed too. Shame. Yes I've been away for a couple of days - nothing fancy, just needed to relax and be own my own - but that's not an excuse. I've failed because I didn't set myself up for success, and now I regret it. 

WHAT DO YOU NEED?

I didn't take my laptop and intended to write on my phone. Stupid and I should have known better. I have never ever written anything on my phone before, so why should now be any different? It's a great example about how intentions and goals are necessary but not sufficient to reach succes. I got the mindset right ( I'm a writer, and writers write ) and my goal ( write everyday ), but didn't think through all the strategies on how to make this happen. So I failed, and so will you if you forget to set yourself up for succes. 

THINK IT THROUGH

On normal days, it's easy to reach your goals. If you got your mindset right and a big compelling goal, you'll probably get there with some simple strategies. But when times are difficult or life deviates from the standerd, you need solid strategies to push through. Even a simple vacation disrupted my plan. So really think through different scenarios and ask yourself: I'm I setting myself up for succes of failure? This small moment of awareness wil make the difference. 

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