2016…Ready…Set…What’s your plan

A lot of people want to wait to for the beginning of a new year to start something. It can be anything, and we are always telling ourselves I’ll wait until the new year and then it’s go time. What I need you to do is stop making excuses and start doing it now. You need to tell yourself that you can not why you can’t. At the end of the day the only thing you are doing is fooling yourself. The funny thing about fooling yourself is that if you do for a long period of time you will start to believe the lie. Let me explain what I mean.

Everyday that you say you will do something or start something and you don’t, that’s just another day longer from you getting to your goal. The only person that is stopping you from starting your plan for 2016 is you and you only. Another funny thing is that most people will say I don’t know where to start. Let me help you with that. No matter what you want to do the first thing you need to do is write it down or type it up. The next thing you need to do is ask yourself: Is this something that can really happen all in one year? The next thing you need to do is break that down by quarters and then by months. The last thing you need to do, this is the most important one of them all, and that’s to execute your plan and don’t stop until the goal has been met.

Trust me when I tell you that I was the same way. I told myself time and time again that this is the year I make it happen. Like always, I start off really strong and something comes up that I can’t control and I stop thinking and mostly stop doing the thing I started. I might pick it back up but it’s never the same and before I know it two/six months have gone by and I haven’t even really started. The next thing out of my mouth is: It’s ok because the year is all most over and that other stuff had to get done. So, next year I will make it happen and that’s no lie. I get excited about it and call it day. I would have the thought that I really did something and the only thing that I did was fool myself for another year. Trust me when I tell you that everything that you tell yourself I have said and probably done. The only difference now is that I am doing something about it. Now, take control, it is your turn.

Next time on Working in the Medium we talk about interviewing in 2016.

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