That new programme, the fresh start, the comeback? The leap, the drive, the impetus….The Springboard.
Whatever the reason for your Day One, it just feels good, right?
I love a Day One, but I’m aware of the importance of trying to attach the right approach to it, a plan to enable that feeling to thrive, and for it not to become surppressed after a few days or weeks.
I’ve been in a position where that initial bubble gets burst or it gets sent off track and I craved for that start up feeling once more.
The trap I fell into, and this was particularly evident at the gym was sticking to EXACTLY the same thing week after week after week with NO CHANGES. Now I’m not saying you should just quit – but even if you smaller tweaks throughout to keep it fresh, I’ve found has helped in a fantastic way.
I’ve recently started a new Day One with a plan to deliver small changes in various areas in the gym, personal development and mindset, trying a few tweaks with a number of weeks planned out with an end goal set toward the end of year. Compounding these has helped, the great Darren Hardy talked those changes in his best selling book, The Compound Effect.
If some of those smaller changes don’t not quite work, these can be switched quite readily and changed in the plan going forward.
I’ll document the good and the challenges over the next few weeks, trying to take positives from the pitfalls and failures that may come with it too and lessons from it all!