Yet another one of those feel good posts on Twitter saw yours truly ...
"If you haven't written out what your ideal day looks like, how do you know when you've got there"?
Now, she was tryin to be helpful. I'm not going to call her out on this!
But - point is this - there is no ONE way of doing this, and all the self help in the world that tells you to WRITE things down (my wife for one follows this religiously - and results??) - that tells you to do X , Y and Z before bed - all of it - is advice that a) doesnt work for everyone, and b) more importantly, is NOT tailored for every situation.
Know what works?
YOU - and YOUR way, unique to only YOU work!
I've been doing all this subconsciously since I was young - either out of necessity earlier, or consciously later. I learnt at age 5 probably what most are learning at 40 i.e. the MIND if used right (not how most gurus tell you to use it ) is the most powerful weapon ever. And tool as well.
Writing it out is ONE way, yes.
But do you HAVE to write things out ?
Sure, if you're working for Freddie, yes, and he was right there. Hehe.
Documentation is something Amazon at great at, yet, even AWS fails miserably (and I've had first hand experience) at actually explaining something even slightly out of the box and not covered in docs (perhaps they are too big to really care, but I suspect they will start to care soon) ...
Yes, write it out - by hand or whatever.
But for me, I can tell you this - ALL Of my real lasting accomplishments were sparked on the spur of the moment, and NONE were a written goal.
I rarely, if ever write my goals down - DREAMS are a different matter altogether.
I believe if you truly want it, you'll get it on auto pilot ultimately.
Might sound strange, but it's true, as for my ideal day?
Wake up, check emails, write emails, work for a couple of hours, rake in the sales - and then ... well, relax, without having to answer to nobody, FREEDOM in all regards.
And thats it. Hehe. Nothing too fancy, but it's what most people in the world, rich or not - do not really have - FREEDOM!
The Chinese girls I know keep pointing this out wistfully - of course, for them, freedom means "no money" - I wish I could explain that to a certain Gorilla Girl Sophia for one who keeps pestering me about "give me some info on freelancing".
To her, I'm a "freelancer".
Always will be.
Problem is, her mindset.
She doesnt see it as WORKING for yourself, or making a pretty good living while doing what you love, on your own terms, and when you explain that to her, of course - she scowls. Looking for the easy way out is she, the vast majority of folks out there. I dont waste my time on them.
I mean, beat your head against a wall all you like, aint gonna change nothing will it.
Fitness wise, same thing - my books give you VERY EXHAUSTIVE workouts - all written down for those who need it that way.
I'll bet you my bottom dollar though - YOUR most effective and best workouts probably came on the fly - either before or after reading those.
Am I right?
Point of all this, again, do what works for YOU.
And learn from the best (fitness wise) here.