Connor McDavid says this is one of his favourite quotes, and he took it to heart as a kid, shooting pucks and practicing his skills in the driveway for hours after school. Reaching our goals requires action, one day at a time. What can you do today that will start you off on the right foot and prepare you for tomorrow? What is it going to take? Some days you might not feel like doing whatever it takes to reach your goal, but pushing through on those days and deciding to make a healthy meal/get up and exercise/work on a project, is what makes you stronger, pushes those boundaries, and gives you confidence in yourself that you are capable.
It doesn’t have to be drastic, because even the smallest change will make a difference. LifeHack suggests 60 Small Ways to Improve Your Life in 100 Days: Want to conquer clutter? Make a list of all of the things in your house that need to be decluttered (books, movies, closet, kitchen) or things you’ve been tolerating (a wobbly table, streaky windows, a burnt light bulb) and tackle just one thing a day. Want to increase your happiness? Write down a list of things that you enjoy doing (playing the piano, reading, eating your lunch outside) and do one each day. Want to increase your knowledge? Learn one new thing each day. If you can’t think of something new you learned at the end of the day, open the dictionary and learn a new word or sign up for a daily newsletter that sends you a new fact each morning. Whatever your goal is, decide what it will take to get there and do what you can each day to move towards it.
Game Plan: Do something today that will get you closer to where you want to be tomorrow. Whether it’s eating healthier, exercising regularly, managing your finances or managing your time, what you do today will get you on the right path for tomorrow.