Every day make sure, no matter how small the effort, that you do something to make your dreams come true.

Start With Your Plan

Your personal development plan is a map. It tells you where you want to go. It will tell you also how far or near you are with what you want to do, to have, and to be.

You only need to get your index card or a piece of paper in your wallet where you have written your plan. It can tell you what to do next. If you have indicated the three things that you need to do, start with one thing that you can work on in 15 minutes or less.

Start with something that you can finish quickly. Give yourself a small win today.

Of course, you can always find something else to do. You can be busy with many things, like watching TV or FB reels. But something is not anything. You don’t have to be a mouse in a wheel.

Top Ten Things To Do

If you don’t have a personal development plan or any plan at all, you can list down the top ten things you want to accomplish today. Consider the things that will advance your career, and make you healthier, and wealthier.

It doesn’t have to be ten. You can list 20, 30, or 40.

But begin with 10 things you want to accomplish today.

Notice that I keep using the word accomplish. That’s because it is possible to start doing something but not get it done. Trust me, this will make your day.

If you have also the list of ten, review it. Find a high-impact and enjoyable to do which can be done in 15 minutes. If it cannot be done in 15 minutes, consider a segment of it that can be done in 15 minutes. Do it.

When you are done, do the next segment. The goal is not just to start, but to accomplish something.

Build Momentum

Momentum happens when you can work on something with less friction. You are in the flow. You are in the zone.

And it is easy to build momentum.

You start with something worthwhile and then you keep doing it.

I find this easy when I write articles. I begin with one word. Then write another. I do it bird by bird.

Start with one enjoyable thing. Make a small win. And finish what you start. Accomplishing something today will make you feel good, I promise.

Accomplishing something worthwhile every day will change you too.

So, keep on moving.

Keep Moving

We’ve all heard the proverb “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” But that same journey is vastly easier to make if the scenery changes.

If you keep moving and see different surroundings, you know you are making progress. If you can’t see the progress you are making, if every step seems to leave you in the same place, then you will have trouble believing that you are moving forward.

Every day in your life you have to see progress.

Ask yourself, What did I accomplish today? If you have an answer, if you can see the progress you have made in your journey, then you have had a valuable day.

Accomplish something today!

Next Articles

You can accomplish something today. It starts with your intention to become productive. Or simply to be useful and helpful to others today.

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  • Start with Your Big Goals. Gurus will tell you to start the day with easy tasks. I think this works when your best time of the day is in the afternoon or the evening.
  • Do one important thing. A to-do list is a good thing. However, a to-do list with ten, twenty, or thirty items is overwhelming. It is a sure template for daily failures and frustrations.
  • Be a go-giver! Being a go-giver works better than being a go-getter. It is good to be a go-getter. Go-getters take action. They look for opportunities. They create opportunities. They make things happen. 
  • Personal Development Plan in 4 Easy Steps (with Examples). A bold personal development plan encourages you to achieve what you have not achieved before. It also inspires you to do what you have not done before. 
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