If you are ready to stop wishing and are eager to make things happen, you have to form a plan. For real. In writing. With a timeline, actionable steps and measurable milestones.
It isn’t easy to stay focused on fulfilling goals, at least not for me and not for most of the people I speak with. There are so many distractions.
Heck, I don’t even need outside influences like Facebook or Pinterest to distract me. My own thoughts swirl about my head like a tornado, scattering my focus to the far corners as if it were a Kansas farmhouse. Big ideas, small ideas, fleeting thoughts that might turn into something if I remember to revisit them later, when I’m not in the middle of doing something else.
The only thing that works for me is getting it all out on paper. So I created my own system for keeping track of long-term and short-term goals, as well as brilliant ideas that pop into my head, all in one place.
The Red Scorpio Goal-fulfillment System is the super cheesy but rad name I gave to my custom planner. And I can call it the RSGS. Bonus. It is the best tool for helping me GSD so far. I have been refining it for years, literally, and I think it is just about perfect. I realize perfection is not an attainable goal, so I will settle for absolutely excellent.
You do not need to buy my system. In fact, much of it is available for free on my blog. The planner that I offer for sale has all the days and dates filled in for you, though. So if that might be something you feel is worth not hassling over, check it out. You don’t have to use my free planner either. It works great for me, but there are lots of planners out there and the point is just to adopt some form of planning system. Start doing stuff on purpose.
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The time is right to make a commitment to planning your future. Something is going to happen, one way or the other, so you might at least try to skew the results in your favor. The journey of 1000 miles must begin with the first step. The first step of your journey should be planning. Would you drive somewhere you’ve never gone before without at least printing a Google map? You would not and you know it.