If everyday were like today, you would be….

January 2, 2018 Matt Heinz

What new habits did you start, or recommit to, yesterday on New Years Day?

Did you hit the gym?  Hit the pavement for a run?

Did you count your calories, drink a little less, or otherwise execute day one of your new resolutions?

Whatever your New Years Resolutions, I hope yesterday was the start of a trend, and a set of new habits that help you hit your goals.

Today it’ll be harder.  Tomorrow even harder than that.

But if you stick with it, all the work will add up to something amazing.

I’ve been using MyFitnessPal lately to track my food and drink intake, and at the end of each day the app lets me “Complete Diary”, which essentially signals that I’m done consuming for the day.  Assuming my intake is at or less than my goal, I get a message a bit like this:

If everyday were like today, in five weeks you will weigh XXX pounds.

It’s an exiting idea, but it requires (wait for it) that everyday be like today.  Easier said than done.

The same goes for your work habits of course.

If you prospect like hell every day, you can build an amazing sales pipeline and make Presidents Club.

If you commit to managing your time more proactively, you can get more meaningful work done and get some of those bigger projects done faster.

If you keep a discipline of writing, you’ll have a body of work that will increase inbound traffic and opportunity.

Yesterday (and today) is a great start.  But how well we keep that momentum, keep executing, will separate the big winners in 2018 from those who have to keep starting over and over again.

 

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