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Preparation Meets Motivation

Mar 15, 2021

I’m at my best when my preparation keeps pace with my motivation.

This means that I try to adhere to the adage:

πŸ—“οΈ Plan your day the day before, and plan your week the week before.

To get ready for a Monday morning, I execute my Sunday night routine.

I review my:

πŸ’ͺ Fitness plan: When will I workout and how will this feel?

πŸ₯ͺ Meal plan: What can I prepare ahead so that I’m not scrambling between meetings?

πŸ“ˆ Meeting plan: Do I have any major prep items that I need to complete in advance?

πŸŽ“ Learning plan: What will I consume to get yummy goodness into my brain?

πŸ“£ Communication plan: What do I have to say this week that may help others lead?

πŸ‡«πŸ‡· French plan: Wait a minute...I don’t study French.

Then comes the pièce de résistance:

πŸ† I review my personal values, and I envision how my planned activities will amplify these qualities in my life.

Your success is not certain—you have to pay its price in advance.

When our preparation meets our motivation, our intentions become results that honor our values.