Loved Ten TTD (Things To Do) Before 1 January 2011 by Nicholas Bate, something I’ll be thinking about over the next few days:

Why Wait? Get Ahead of the Crowd.

  1. Set your 2011 goals now. Then on 1 January you’ll be up and running already.
  2. Book that gym assessment now. Otherwise by the time they have cleared the back-log it’s mid January before you even get on a running machine.
  3. Order the books and materials you need to reach those new goals listed in 1, above. Set up an area at home to work on this. Get energised about it.
  4. Sort the christmas present list-finally-in one 30 minute writing so that it isn’t taking up any more unnecessary December time and energy.
  5. Then get back to those goals.
  6. Draw the master plan for 2011 (that is a detailed plan as to how those goals will be materialised)  on poster-sized paper and stick it above your work area.
  7. Identify two other people who are as keen as you to explore some new and exciting things in the coming year: for themselves and/or their business and/or their family or community.
  8. Have a first meeting with them: get a one hour meeting per month during 2011 booked into respective diaries to help each other, move plans along and sustain motivation.
  9. Identify the potential  blocker list.  Resolve everything on it, now. Whether that’s things to be cancelled (forget conversational French classes for the moment: it’s really not working), conversations to be had (‘sweetheart, this is really important to me‘) or admissions to be made (the only thing stopping me on this, is me).
  10. Get excited about this. Really excited. It’ll make the holiday season twice as good. Man is a goal-seeking animal. It ensures he gets up in the morning. And gets up  with boundless energy. Do it now. Ahead of the crowd.
Married to the amazing Sarah and raising Jakey, Daniel, Amelia, Josh & Jonah in our blended family. Passionate for Jesus, social work & sport.

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