Moving forward with your list

What Do You Need to Succeed?

I hope you’ve started to make your list.

I spent this past week thinking about what I want to get, have, and do this year. I resisted creating a list that is huge and overly ambitious. I want it to be doable and I want it to happen.

One thing I’ve always wanted to do but haven’t is to learn more about American and Texas history. It’s been on my mind for a long time but I just haven’t done it.

I haven’t done it because it hasn’t been a priority; I haven’t made time for it. And if you don’t make something a priority, it’s not going to happen.

But, I know I won’t do it if it means reading a lot of books this year. I already read a lot of books for work-related things and I know I won’t have the energy or patience to read 10 or 20 books about history.

I need to set myself up for success.

What I do know is that I like to watch videos and read short summaries. Documentaries through YouTube and other streaming channels along with summaries through Wikipedia are a good starting point.

Other things on my list include maintaining my weight (maybe even losing a few pounds), going on vacation with my wife, and developing my business further.

As I make my list, I’m starting to think about the details. How, exactly, am I going to get the things I want to get?

YouTube and Wikipedia are the details for learning more about history. Also, I’ll choose the best time to get it done.

I’ll discuss vacation options and logistics with my wife, and we’ll work closely to make sure it happens.

I’ll identify how much money I want to make for the rest of the year and put a plan in place for getting it.

This week, finish your list and start to fill in the details. Remember, don’t make the list long, and don’t add everything you ever want to do in your life. It has to be doable. It has to be digestible. It can’t be overwhelming, otherwise you won’t do it.

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About Joe Serio

Dr. Joe Serio is a keynote speaker, trainer, and author who helps the people in your organization navigate resistance to change so they can move forward successfully.

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