“Scheduling for our success is an easy way to plug in to our own power generator to increase the energy required to achieve our goals with velocity and ease.”
I used to spend my days taking care of everyone else in my life and by the time the day came to an end my energy was too depleted to do anything for myself. My goals seemed further and further away with each passing day and I began to feel resentful and frustrated.
This is also a common theme I hear from my clients when they first start to receive coaching from me.
These days, I put myself first by scheduling the activities that are important to me to accomplish. I do this by keeping my eye on my own goals and B-All (the most important goal I intend to achieve while I am alive).
When I share with my clients how I schedule my days, they often tell me that they do not feel they could do the same because they would feel too guilty putting their selves first on their list.
That is until I ask them if they feel their goals are important to the world to achieve.
They always answer that question with a resounding ‘YES’!
Then, I ask them if what they are doing for others is just as important. Their answer is usually, ‘Some are and some are not.’
As we identify the activities that they are doing for others they feel are important, they discover that those activities always help them to achieve their own goals in some way…which is why they said ‘yes’ to do them. These activities could involve making dinner for their family, driving a child to an after-school activity, taking time to listen to a friend, completing a project due for their boss, etc.
Whatever the activity is…as long as it helps my client to achieve their own goals in some way, they are happy to do it … and doing it raises their energy.
Conversely, the activities that my clients do … and which lower their energy … are activities that in no way help them to achieve their own goals. And, when I ask why they continue to do them, they tell me that they do not know how to say ‘no’ without feeling guilty.
There is only one way to say ‘No’ to others without feeling guilty — and that is to schedule each of your days by putting on the calendar the activities that are most important to you to accomplish and which will keep you energized from day to day.
And, when others ask you to do something for them that you do not want to do, you can honestly say that you are already busy….because you are and you are doing what is most important to you!
I AM saying the following affirmation today: Today, there is a real possibility that…I AM saying “YES” to me by plugging into my own power generator!
This is my Intentional Activity for today: I will plug in to Chi-To-Be! Energy Surge #1 to ‘Schedule for Success.’ My power will be continuously generated as I schedule on my calendar when I will accomplish each of my intentional activities…each one moving me forward and ever closer to the fulfillment of my B-All.
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Go For Yes Success Strategist
Speaker, Best-Selling Author
CEO, Chi-To-Be!, LLC