Where will you be…
five years from today?
Write it down.
What’s today’s date? What will be the date five years from now?
See yourself five years from today.
How old will you be?
What did you accomplish with your five years of time?
- Finished my book.
- Got my degree.
- Learned a trade.
- Started a business.
- Speak another language.
Imagine how you’d feel about yourself?
Or you may accomplish this in five years:
- Going from bad to worse.
- Killing the dreams of who you’d hoped to be.
Imagine how you’d feel about yourself.
Conscious choices are ahead for you from this moment on.
You’ll constantly chose which direction you’re going to go.
This way or that way?
Life can get complicated but, do you want to get it right?
- Are you ready to do something (maybe) different?
- Are you ready to hit your stride?
- Are you ready to take advantage of the time given to you?
How do you do something different?
Spend your time on things that will make you better.
It’s your choice.
Decide to keep at it.
Let transformation happen.
Where could you be in five years?
Being urgent is essential because:
- Time is not on your side.
- Time is moving at breakneck speed.
- Time is running out for you.
Where is the person you hoped to be?
It’s never too late to start making better choices.
Ongoing, steady, consistency is what will get you where you want to be.
Pay attention to the tension in your life in order to become what you’d like to be five years from now.
Wisdom from Romans 13”11-14. CEV/ Mssg
Imagine what could happen if you got serious about you?
In my imagination, I did this.
Instead of including a detailed five-year plan in my outline, I decided to make a daily plan.
Then on purpose, I decided not to complicate my plan or make it too difficult to accomplish. What I mean is, I set small steps easy to reach—all the while working toward my five-year goal.
I wrote down: I will write one sentence every day. This was a ridiculously small goal for me, but it was a small step I could accomplish daily and feel good about myself.
I made progress as those one sentence steps compounded daily. Not big steps. Small steps. Eventually, I finished my first blog post.
Small steps add up no matter what your goal. Say your goal is to quit smoking. Small steps. How many cigarettes do you smoke a day? Twenty? Forty? Sixty?
Decide that today I’m going to smoke one less cigarette.
- Nineteen cigarettes instead of twenty.
- Thirty-nine cigarettes instead of forty.
- Fifty-nine cigarettes instead of sixty.
You get the idea. Set it up so you do something small so that you won’t fail. Also, track your small progress and write a couple of words in a progress journal about what you’re doing and feeling. Also, commit to doing this for a better you. In five years, you’ll be able to read and see how far you’ve come.
But, five years is your long range goal. Today’s goal is one less cigarette. Tomorrow’s goal will be one less cigarette, but that’s tomorrow.
Or, if smoking isn’t your thing, write down whatever you’d like to accomplish.
I’d like to run a marathon.
Plug in a small step for whatever you’d like to accomplish:
My five-year goal may be to run a marathon successfully. However, my first small step goal may be: get off the coach.
When you do this first small step you’ve reached your daily goal. You can feel good about what you accomplished. It’s a beginning.
Follow through day after day. Be consistent. Make whatever a habit.
Do it for a better you.
Invest in yourself.
Thanks for listening to Lee’s Nite Radio.
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