This is part three of a four-part podcast series on discovering YOU. This week, I will be talking with you about how to create and trust your plan. I want to help you discover how you might be able to change your future.
So far, you have learned how you think and get something done. You now also know how to follow your energy and trust your intuition. Now, I want you to see how to create and trust your plan – for a day, a week, or a season. These plans are not for the rest of your life, they are to make specific progress on a goal, right now.
Planning is the antidote to decision fatigue. The thing that drains my energy faster than anything else is making a bunch of decisions. The more rules you can create, the fewer decisions you will have to make, so the more brain power and energy you have to do what is more important.
Think about something you have to decide all of the time (like what’s for dinner) – make a rule! Taco Tuesday is a classic for a reason. It’s an easy rule. It might be boring, but it saves me time, energy, and frustration to make this a rule. This is a proactive solution to decisions and helps to reduce decision fatigue.
Decision fatigue is only combated when you take responsibility and ownership of the questions and decisions that are being requested of you. Create rules, and eliminate the questions.
In this season, it is easier for me to make a set plan and know what it is going to be rather than arguing about whether or not I should be in charge of these decisions.
Planning allows you more energy, more bandwidth, and more time for the things you want to do more of in your life.
Think about one thing you want to achieve. Identify one goal. What is the sprint? What is the timeframe for that goal? Start thinking about making a plan for that goal. Are there any rules related to that plan that will make it easier for you to create a habit? What time of day will you have the energy to pursue this goal?
Setting and achieving goals is the way you change your future. Creating an action plan and then trusting (and following) your plan is how you make progress. When you set aside the time, you will get to your goal, and see your new life.