Rather than diving into your morning and hoping you’ll achieve your day’s big goal, why not take a moment and set yourself up for success?
Journal your intentions for the day. I’ve added to my “To Do” list (career and personal); a “To Feel” list (i.e. grateful, connected, unstoppable); and a “To Be” list (kind, present, productive). Try prioritizing three items that will move the needle on your top objective to maximize success!
Or try this “Setting An Intention to Succeed” exercise used by professional athletes, speakers, leaders and performers:
- Upon waking, lie in bed and think about what you have planned for your day
- Think about your desired outcome. Take a deep breath and visualize yourself succeeding.
- Replay your success several times in your mind.
- Next, add other senses, including sounds, smells, and touch. For instance, as you replay your success, you now also hear your executive offering you the new role, or you feel the physical sensation of your finger hitting the “send” button on your latest assignment.
- Lastly, replay the scene again, adding emotions. Feel elation at getting the promotion, or your pride at finally finishing your work.