Here is Bridget.
Bridget is a busy mom.
Bridget was traveling this past weekend (we were both at the Niche Affiliate Marketing conference in Atlanta!).
Bridget is participating in Layout a Day.
Even after a long day of classes and caring for her mom, son, and grandmother (who were all at the conference, too!), she went back to her room and cranked out her layout for the day.
Bridget gets a gold star!
Bridget reminded me so much of how accomplishing ANY goal we have is a question more of a DECISION than it is of circumstance, skill, or luck.
If you want to create a layout a day, you can do it.
If you want to start a business, you can do it.
If you want to lose 20 pounds, clean out a garage, or write a book, you can do it. You just need these three things:
1. Commitment. DECIDE you’re going to do it, whatever “it” is. Bridget committed to doing LOAD, even though she knew she’d be traveling.
2. Clarity. Bridget knew what she had to do — a layout each day. There’s no figuring out what the end goal was, or what “success” looked like. It was a layout a day, no more, no less.
3. Consistency. Make it a habit. If you give yourself permission to miss, you’ll find yourself missing more. In fact, it’s been shown that those who aim to exercise every day are much more successful than those who aim to exercise three days a week. With three days a week, there’s always an out because there’s always tomorrow. But if you’re consistent, then you’ll be more likely to succeed.
Get rid of all the excuses. Forget about “trying.” As Yoda would say, “Do or not do. There is no try.”
Harsh? A tad. But whatever your goal, it’s only a decision away.