17 Nov The Piece of Advice I Always Remember
One of the best pieces of advice I’ve ever been given is – “never rely on your mind to remember anything”.
I don’t know why exactly, but the only time I ever recall this piece of advice is if I don’t manage to plan my week.
Without fail, the week always starts with a newfound love for the freedom the schedule-less days bring.
However, when Tuesday or Wednesday roll around, an inevitable guilt always takes over because I realise nothing meaningful is getting done.
Why does nothing meaningful get done?
It’s simple – I do the things I feel like doing, not what I need to be doing.
If we only did the things we felt like doing, nothing would ever get done.
When my week is planned, I don’t have to rely on my mind to remember what I should do, I just look at my schedule. It’s automatic.
We all have the same 24 hours in a day, but some get more out of those than others. The difference between those who succeed and those who don’t is how they spend their time – fact.
Planning my week is the one habit that provides the biggest return in my life, nothing else comes close.
Everyone should do it.
But what if you don’t want your life to be controlled by a schedule? What if you’re a free spirit?
Well, you get to decide what’s in it, no one’s controlling you – it’s your schedule. If you don’t like it, you change it.
I could tell you all the benefits of planning your week until I’m blue in the face, but the only way you’ll ever truly understand the benefit is if you try it yourself.
If you don’t already, I challenge you to plan one week in advance and see what happens.
Just one week.
You don’t even have to tell anyone, just try it.
I guarantee you’ll see the benefit before the week even starts.
What do you have to lose?