Success is the result of taking small yet deliberate actions over time. Believe it or not, setting ourselves up for victory, starts with being intentional about our daily routine. The first question we need to ask ourselves is, do my daily habits reflect the success I’d like to achieve?
Though many of us believe in manifestation and talking things into existence, claiming the triumph over a goal without setting measurable daily objectives means we are working backwards. There is power in routine, especially a daily routine.
For example, since I am pivoting my career, it is important that my daily routine reflects my desire to learn new skills, network with industry professionals, and engage with opportunities that align with my career interests. So here are a few practices I’ve added to my daily routine. On the weekdays:
- I dedicate 2 hours to taking digital marketing courses
- I allocate 1hour 30 minutes - 2 hours to working on the ChamXpagne blog daily
- I dedicate 1hour 30 minutes - 2 hours to working on client projects and/or pitching myself to new clients
This means 5-6 hours out of my day are dedicated to positioning myself as a digital marketing professional. Adding this structure to my life has enhanced my productivity, instilled good habits, and increased my proficiency. This week, I’m sharing three tips to help set yourself up for success daily.
Set your goals.
Your daily routine should be rooted in your responsibilities and your aspirations. So, what are your goals? Take some time to write down three goals you’d like to achieve over the next six months. When setting your goals be sure to keep the SMART acronym in mind. SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time-bound). And let's put an emphasis on realistic and attainable. We want to set goals that are reasonable and can help build our confidence.
Now, let's work backwards.
What needs to take place monthly for you to achieve your six-month goals? Next, what needs to be accomplished weekly for you to achieve your monthly goals? And lastly, what needs to happen daily for you to achieve your weekly goal? Though this may seem detail intensive, framing your success around your daily habits shows your commitment to accomplishing your goals.
Put your daily routine on your calendar.
I’m a firm believer in calendaring. If it ain't on my calendar, then it ain't happening. Meetings, social gatherings, appointments, and daily routines, alike! It is helpful to have a visual representation of your daily commitments for when schedule conflicts arise. Your calendar reminds you of your priorities.
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