So you’ve made a resolution. Is it non-negotiable? Is it your #1 priority to establish a routine that will get you what you desire?
Trust the process. Commit for 30 days to do EXACTLY what you promised.
“Let’s practice doing 100%, complete work.” – Brian, Add1Challenge
“Do nothing else.” – Rob Julien, Korean Digital Academy
I made a commitment to Rob from Korean Digital Academy to trust him and try studying in a very different way that what I had been doing before. Establishing this new routine is difficult.
For my friend Rawson, running every day is non-negotiable. It takes out that struggle as every day you come up with excuses and have to wrestle with motivation. Rawson’s fool-proof solution to his own laziness was to decide to run every day. Rawson is a person who runs every day. It is non-negotiable. Rawson’s streak of how many continuous days of running he has done stretches for years.
Decide once. Non-negotiable. Then in that first 30 days while you are establishing a routine, YOU HAVE TO DO WHAT YOU SAID YOU WOULD DO. PERIOD. To do any less is breaking a promise to someone very important – you.
The first month is the hardest. Baby steps. Just focus on one thing this month: ESTABLISH A ROUTINE.
Nothing else matters this month. Just forming the habit. Practicing a daily “Yeah, I did it!” Practice, so you will trust yourself again. You have a plan to get what you want. You have a routine that will get you there. So spend the next 30 days telling every distraction that fights to gain your attention that
your goal is non-negotiable.