Key Takeaway: To get your day off to a great start, spend time learning, reviewing your goals and/or personal philosophy, journaling, reviewing your “Accountability List,” and/or planning your day.
Get your day off to a great start by utilizing one, some, or all of these best practices:
Best Practice 1: Learn. As an aspirational person, you need to keep on learning and developing. So in the morning, be proactive, and consume content - read a book, listen to a podcast, watch an inspirational video, etc. - that will help you get you to where you want to be.
Best Practice 2: Review your goals and personal philosophy. Like Robin Sharma says, “clarity precedes success”… so every morning, you should review your goals in order to remind you of your vision and where you are headed.
You should also review your personal philosophy because it acts as your inner “compass” and helps guide your decision-making in a proactive manner — rather than reacting to everything that comes your way.
Best Practice 3: The morning is also a good time for you to do some self-reflection because your energy is high, and you can really learn more about who you are and what you want to achieve with your life.
Some topics that you can journal about include your goals, what you want to do with your life, any strong emotions you’ve been having, what you’re grateful for, things that you’ve learned recently, your purpose, and so on.
These are the things that many people don’t spend the time thinking about — but they’re actually super important for you to answer in order to truly understand who you are and what you want to do with your life.
Best Practice 4: Review your “Accountability List.” What I mean by “Accountability List” is a list of items that you are holding yourself accountable for during the day. Of course, everyone’s list will be different, but an example of something that could go on your Accountability List is a habit that you’re trying to establish or a core value that you want to remind yourself of.
By reviewing your Accountability List, you’ll remind yourself of the habits and standards that you’re trying to establish in your life.
Best Practice 5: Plan out your day. I also recommend that you plan out your day when you first get ready to work. Put some thought into what you want to do, and create a checklist of items that you need to complete.If you proactively plan out your day, you can then just get in the rhythm of execution without pausing to figure out what you need to do next.